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A different slant of light

A different slant of light

A different slant of light

Special cells in giant clams shift the wavelength of light to protect them from UV radiation and increase the photosynthetic activity of their symbionts, shows research from KAUST-originally intended as a photonics investigation. Read more >>> Read more

Scientific paper details marine spatial planning at Red Sea Project

Scientific paper details marine spatial planning at Red Sea Project

Scientific paper details marine spatial planning at Red Sea Project

A paper detailing the marine spatial planning simulation that informed master planning of The Red Sea Project, the world's most ambitious tourism development, was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science. KAUST scientists and an international team of researchers authored the paper, including researchers from the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Thessaly. Executives from The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the master developer behind the project, also contributed to the paper. Read more >>> Read more

Red Sea plankton communities ebb and flow with the seasons

Red Sea plankton communities ebb and flow with the seasons

Red Sea plankton communities ebb and flow with the seasons

The communities of tiny picoplankton in oceans reveal a great deal about the health of marine ecosystems and food webs. KAUST researchers have examined how numbers of these organisms vary across the year in both coastal and offshore locations in the Red Sea, while investigating the predators and viruses that control them. Read more >>> Read more
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