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Photo gallery: Nightshift in the Xcaret Eco Park – WS Mexico

- Mexico 2015
The support crews working at Xcaret Eco Park are used to doing evening shifts, because most of the cleaning and maintenance is done when the thousands of visitors have left the park. Friday night however, the aquarium team was working a nightshift as well – fertilizing hundreds of thousands of elkhorn coral eggs, collected with the help of SECORE.

Sharing its techniques of sexual coral reproduction with local project partners is one of SECORE’s main objectives. With the Xcaret Eco Park, SECORE has found another strong partner with modern laboratory facilities and a great team eager to learn how to reproduce corals sexually and restore the reef in front of its park – as you can see in the following photo gallery, showing our best shots of Friday night’s spawning.



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Fertilization on the boat

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Rinsing the fertilized eggs in the lab

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Starting the kreisels  

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