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KAUST Professor Carlos M. Duarte receives award for research in ecology and conservation

KAUST Professor Carlos M. Duarte receives award for research in ecology and conservation

KAUST Professor Carlos M. Duarte receives award for research in ecology and conservation

On February 4, the University announced that Carlos M. Duarte, KAUST professor of marine science and the Tarek Ahmed Juffali research chair in Red Sea ecology, received a Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Ecology and Conservation Biology from BBVA Foundation in Spain. Originally from Spain, Duarte has participated in research expeditions worldwide to further the understanding of the diverse marine ecologies that shape environments around the globe. Read more >>> Read more

Dozens of new corals discovered on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Dozens of new corals discovered on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Dozens of new corals discovered on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have discovered dozens of new coral species on a recent voyage along the length of the Great Barrier Reef that will provide valuable insights to aid conservation and management of Australia's unique World Heritage site. The team of researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), James Cook University (JCU) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) completed the 21-day expedition ranging from the Capricorn Bunkers off Gladstone to Thursday Island in the Torres Strait last month. Read more >>> Read more

Whale Shark Hot Spot Offers New Conservation Insights

Whale Shark Hot Spot Offers New Conservation Insights

Whale Shark Hot Spot Offers New Conservation Insights

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), whale sharks are considered endangered, which means the species has suffered a population decline of more than 50% in the past three generations. The whale shark is only two classifications from being extinct. Improvements and conservation efforts are in place, but there is still a long way to go to protect these gentle underwater giants. Read more >>> Read more
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