Visitors this week at the marine science center got a treat when multiple species decided it was the right time to spawn. Our mussels, sunflower stars, blood stars and sea urchins all started releasing sperm and eggs. Visitors stared, mesmerized at as the creatures shot out hundreds of eggs into the water. With any luck the eggs will become fertilzed. Most of our invertebrate species go through a planktonic stage of life before settling and metamorphosing into what they will become.
Hugging sun flower stars
Sun flower star spawning