Over the last 3 days, we settled into the routine of waiting. Every night at 8.30 pm we go for a night snorkel to check on the Montipora colonies to spawn in the sea. They are supposed to spawn a few days before Acropora, our object of interest. So far no promising signs though. At 9.30 pm, we start to check our field-collected Acropora colonies in the water tables and continue to do so every 15 min until 10.30 pm. So far no signs. On a positive note: we have time during the day to cruise around, go snorkeling to amazing snorkel-spots such as the South tip of Sesoko island and enjoy the local ice-cream. The number of waiting researchers at the station has increased substantially and so has the amount of food and Formaldehyde in the lab. Did I mention that being bare-feet in the lab is a must?