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:

https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/images/documents/about/science/pubs/infosheets/sdis013.pdf

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.

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