04 March, 2020

2020 RED SEA SUMMER PROGRAM

KAUST's Marine Science program will be hosting a three-week summer course from July 12th to 30th, 2020. The course will highlight a range of topics relevant to the Red Sea Research Center's work, including genomics, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, biological oceanography, and geoscience.

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17 October, 2020

KAUST global research team first to observe inherited DNA expressions

On February 10, KAUST announced new research demonstrating that corals pass patterns of DNA to their offspring. The groundbreaking research marks the first time that this process has been observed in animals within the field of biology.

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10 February, 2020

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.

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04 February, 2020

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.

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10 September, 2020

Diving 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.

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25 August, 2020

Prof. 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.

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10 October, 2020

Educational 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.

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