Spawning event of Pherecardia striata followed by washed up individuals in Hawaii
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
text quote: "In Hawaiian shallow coral reefs, this species is known to spawn on a summer night, an event most likely triggered by a full moon. The spawning event was photographed on the night of July 25, 2005 in Coconut Island, Kaneohe Bay (Darlyne Murawski pers. comm.) and featured in Holland (2007) in a special issue of National Geographic. On the morning of August 17, 2014, dozens of individuals of Pherecardia striata were found dead at Kahanamoku Beach, 21.281602, -157.838943 (Fig. 1). Nearly ten years before, on August 6, 2004, about 200 individuals were found in a nearby beach (Ala Moana Beach, 21.288693, -157.847722) as reported in a local newspaper (Fujimori 2004)."