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Table 1 Moon and sun data for spawning observation dates in Curaçao, Southern Caribbean, August 2012 to September 2014

From: Reproductive natural history and successful juvenile propagation of the threatened Caribbean Pillar Coral Dendrogyra cylindrus

Full moon date and time (AST) Observation date Nights after full moon Sunset time (AST) Dive site Observation window (MAS)
31 Aug 2012 2 Sept 2 NAFM* 1845 AST Sea Aquarium 112-145
0959 AST
20 Aug 2013 23 Aug 3 NAFM 1851 AST Sea Aquarium 84-144
2145 AST
20 Aug 2013 24 Aug 4 NAFM 1851 AST Sea Aquarium 109-159
2145 AST
20 Aug 2013 25 Aug 5 NAFM 1850 AST Sea Aquarium 110-166
2145 AST
19 Sept 2013 22 Sept 3 NAFM 1832 AST Water Factory 94-158
0713 AST
10 Aug 2014 13 Aug 3 NAFM 1857 AST Sea Aquarium 98-157
1410 AST
10 Aug 2014 14 Aug 4 NAFM 1856 AST Sea Aquarium 100-163
1410 AST
8 Sep 2014 11 Sept 3 NAFM 1839 AST Water Factory 96-166
2138 AST
  1. All times are listed as the local time in Willemstad, Curaçao (Atlantic Standard Time; AST). Observation windows are presented as minutes after sunset (MAS) and represent the window of time during which divers were directly observing D. cylindrus colonies. *Note that in Curaçao, the full moon on 31 August 2012 occurred early in the day (0959 AST), thus some researchers would choose to count 2 Sept 2012 as the third night after the full moon rather than the second.