This is a free and open source spawning database intended for global observations of coral spawning timings. The goal of this project is to better facilitate community-based reef managers to involve in coral larval collection and culturing projects for resilience based coral reef restoration. This database is free and open to all interested, and we welcome your collaboration and support.
How to get involved
To submit your spawning data, simply click on the button below to access the submission form. Enter as much data as you have for each event. If you have a large amount of data in Excel, you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will input the data into the database.
Note: after entering data, it may take up to 24 hours for the map below to update with your entries.
How to Access the Data
Using the map below, you can explore the data in the database for your region. This should help to facilitate your efforts at ‘being in the right place at the right time’ for coral spawning events that can help you create a genetically diverse feedstock of corals for restoration purposes.
If you are a researcher who wants to analyze the data further, send us an email and we will grant you access to the full data table, which you can export and use with other software.
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Thank you very much for your support!