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Mapping movements of ocean creatures great and small

Mapping movements of ocean creatures great and small

Mapping movements of ocean creatures great and small

A whale and a turtle differ in size, shape and lifestyle but their patterns of movement are surprisingly similar, reveals the largest collection of movement data for a diverse group of large marine vertebrates. A team of 58 researchers from nine countries and 45 research institutions has collated a satellite telemetry dataset for a diverse set of large marine megafauna: it includes more than 2.8 million locations from more than 2,600 tracked individual animals. And for some species it includes data from as long ago as 1985. Read more >>> Read more

Prof. Michael Berumen has been appointed as Acting Director of the RSRC

Prof. Michael Berumen has been appointed as Acting Director of the RSRC

Prof. Michael Berumen has been appointed as Acting Director of the RSRC

Professor Michael Berumen has been appointed as Acting Director of the KAUST Red Sea Research Center effective April 1, 2018. Dr. Berumen joined KAUST in 2009 and leads the Reef Ecology Lab in the Red Sea Research Center. He has authored more than 180 journal articles on research focusing on a range of coral reef taxa, and he has extensive field experience on coral reefs around the world. In addition to work throughout Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Red Sea, he is also a participant in active projects the Indian and Pacific Oceans, including Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, Australia, New Caledonia and others. Read more >>> Read more

Prof. Duarte honored for outstanding accomplishments in marine biodiversity science

Prof. Duarte honored for outstanding accomplishments in marine biodiversity science

Prof. Duarte honored for outstanding accomplishments in marine biodiversity science

Carlos Duarte was named the first recipient of the Carlo Heip Award for outstanding accomplishments in marine biodiversity science. Duarte will receive the award at the Carlo Heip Award ceremony, which will take place on May 15 in Montreal, Canada. Read more >>> Read more
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