Coral spawning confirmed at Oura Bay

Coral spawning confirmed at Oura Bay

Coral eggs and sperm were released at 8 p.m. on June 28, at Oura Bay, Nago City (Photograph taken by diving team Rainbow)

July 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

Spawning of Usuedamidoriishi or acropora tenuis, a species of coral, has been confirmed recently on reefs in Oura Bay, Henoko, Nago, where a new airfield is being built as part of the replacement of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan City.

Diving team “Rainbow”, of the Helicopter Base Objection Association, led by Osamu Makishi took pictures of the spawning scene. Members of the team called for the protection of the rich nature of Oura Bay at a press conference held on June 30 at a “struggle tent” near Henoko Beach.

The diving team took pictures of the coral spawning at Chiribishi west point on the night of June 28. Makishi said, “I want to tell the people how the sea creatures are trying hard to live, even while the construction is being forced.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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