04 February, 2020Dozens 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.
10 September, 2020Diving for Coral Reefs in the Red Sea
It takes a good eye to identify new species of coral. “You have to have a kind of Rosetta Stone in your mind of what species we’ve already identified looks like. Because I would say 99% of the time that something looks unlike any known species underwater, it ends up being a new species after we've done our analysis,” says Dr. Francesca Benzoni.
25 August, 2020Prof. Carlos Duarte on COVID-19 ecosystem rebound
In this lecture Prof. Carlos Duarte, a KAUST professor of marine science and the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology, lays out evidence of global ecosystem rebound in light of decreased human activity, and what that tells us about our ability to make positive change in the fight against climate change.
10 October, 2020Educational Outreach Activity for TKS Students
Students in TKS' K-1 classes visited Nemo this fall. Members of Prof. Michael Berumen's Reef Ecology Lab in the Red Sea Research Center (RSRC) prepared an educational outreach activity to teach K-1 students how baby Red Sea anemone fish choose a sea anemone.