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Few are the people who know that regardless of what type they are, shells serve the same purpose all around the world: they clean out impurities and make the water cleaner. In this sense we can say that shells do a lot more good living than as an ashtray or a side lamp in the corner of a restaurant.

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A coral banquet: Nocturnal feeding

A coral banquet: Nocturnal feeding

Who can say that they have ever observed stony corals getting in a sort of "hunting fever?" The role of corals as an important predator in the reef is mostly unknown. Foo...

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Discovering the creator through the colours of marine life

Discovering the creator through the colours of marine life When Charles Darwin advanced his theory of evolution, he conceded that life may have been “originally breathed by the creator into a few forms or into one”. Earth is ...
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Cleaning stations

Cleaning stationsA symbiotic relationship between marine life


The coral reefs in the Red Sea have many examples of fascinating practices.
One of these practices is t...
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You said Nudibranchs?

 You said Nudibranchs?
Why are so many divers mad about these minuscule creatures? Why are they so often models for photographers with a passion for macro pictures? Certainly, because amongst t...
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WADI GIMAL Protected Area

WADI GIMAL Protected Area

Conservation and reef protection has for decades been the realm of conservationists and non-governmental organisations. Today, global warming and the impact of developing...

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The Economic Value of Sea Cucumbers in the Egyptian Red Sea

The Economic Value of Sea Cucumbers in the Egyptian Red Sea


Coral reefs in Egypt's Red Sea can be likened to a desert oasis: the high metabolic activity of the reef ecology system makes it a primary source of nutrients in an...

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DOLPHIN TOURISM

DOLPHIN TOURISM

The global plight for our flippered friends


‘Swim with Dolphins’ programs have flourished the world over for two decades. Sadly, with proper education and inform...

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Reef Check - The Global Survey of Coral Reefs

Reef Check - The Global Survey of Coral Reefs


By: Dipl. Biol. Constanze Cornad


Why do we care about coral reefs? Coral reefs are the "rainforests of the sea" - the second most diverse ecosystem in the worl...

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WADI GIMAL Protected Area

Conservation and reef protection has for decades been the realm of conservationists and non-governmental organisations. Today, global warming and the impact of developing economies is pushing such org...
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THE TANKER WRECKS NEAR RAS BANAS

Credit for the discovery of this wreck goes to the then Skipper of Lady M., “Ahmed the Crazy”. They called it the half wreck because it consisted of a stern and superstructure and one very...
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ARE YOU AT RISK OF HYPEROXIC-INDUCED MYOPIA?

YOU SIT IN YOUR OFFICE, TRYING DESPERATELY TO FOCUS on your computer screen. You squint to make out blurred characters and images. The computer screen is not malfunctioning. Something is wrong with yo...
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A brief history of HEPCA in the Red Sea

By: Chris Wood The Red Sea is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world with many endemic species living on them, (meaning they are only found in the Red Sea). There are many pres...
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SAWIRIS SPEAKS

Samih Sawiris has often been described as a business visionary. He is the driving force of Orascom Touristic Projects and Development and Orascom Hotel Holdings, two of the region’s most su...
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