Over the Easter weekend, coral colonies in the shallow fringing reefs of the Southern Islands of Singapore have been busy – spawning.
Most corals spawn at exactly the same time. During a mass spawning, the water is filled with brightly colored bundles of eggs and sperm. Corals typically spawn only once a year, when the moon and tides are just right.
The pictures below were taken on 4 Apr 2010 between 8pm and 10pm at the Raffles Lighthouse.
[Photographs by Tan Heok Hui]