Coral Bay reef recovery
Coral spawning is an annual event which follows approximately 7-10 days after the full moon in March/April.
The recent spawn, in conjunction with weather conditions resulted in a mass loss of fish in the Ningaloo region. It is important to note that, while unfortunate, this is a natural event caused by the depletion of oxygen levels due to the volume of coral spawn, wind and tidal effects.
While a natural occurrence, it is rare. The following information published by the Department of Environment and Conservation provides a more comprehensive explanation of these events:
Cleanup crew have been busy removing debris from the bay and locals report that the winds have now changed to offshore, clearing most of the spawn from Bill’s Bay.