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Northern Red Sea coral defiant against climate change

corals and sponges

As announced by the United Nations data on climate change, 30 percent of carbon dioxide produced by humans is absorbed by oceans, which endangers the maritime live. However, some maritime creatures of the northern Red Sea stand defiant against the increasing temperatures of oceans and seas. 

Unlike all kinds of coral reefs all over the world, coral reefs in the northern Red Sea stand defiant against ocean warming even if the sea water temperature increases by 6 °C in the summer, Professor of Marine Environment in the Faculty of Science at Al-Azhar University Eslam Osama told Egypt Today. 

“No coral bleaching was recorded in the northern Red Sea over the past three decades and that indicatesthat coral reefs in this area are less sensitive to high temperature,” said Osama, who conduc...

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Shark attack off Egyptian coast

A Czech tourist was killed in a shark attack in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, the country’s Ministry of Environment said on Sunday. The 41-year-old man was found dead on a beach in the resort city of Marsa Alam on Friday after being attacked by a shark, City Board Chariman Atef Wagdy said.

“A delegation from the environment ministry and another delegation from the natural reserve of the red sea are currently investigating the incident and trying to locate the shark in the Red Sea,” he said.

The shark is believed to have attacked the man in parts of the sea beyond the coral reef, where Wagdy said people are vulnerable to attack.

The marina, which extends into the coral reefs, has been closed off to beachgoers, Wagdy said.

He added the beach wasn’t evacuated, but beach guards were clo...

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Marsa Shagra, Marsa Alam, Egypt

marsa shagra turtle

Morning Dive, Sunny and calm, sight wind from the north. Entry 10:06am. Seagrass in good condition and from grass finned to reef wall. Coral in good condition. Glimpsed Dugong but in distance – amazing. No sharks, no turtles, no spiny sea urchins. Nice blue spotted ray.

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Coral reef in Sharm El-Sheikh at risk: Activists

Activists in Egypt

Residents of Hadaba in South Sinai’s Sharm El-Sheikh stood in front of cranes, bulldozers, and backhoes on 30 April, blocking them from resuming what they claim is the destruction of reefs on the Red Sea coastline. The cliff – which runs from Sharm El-Sheikh’s Aida and continues intermittently along the coastline until the Grand Azure Resort – is subject to collapse due to the discovery of cracks in nine sections of the cliff, activists say.

They allege that the governorate hired the Arab Contractors, an Egyptian construction and contracting company, to restore the cliff – but without public consultation or prior notification.

The community which gathered between 28-30 April to obstruct the construction say that the debris falling from heavy machinery will destroy the cliff’s re...

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Emperor Dive Centre

emperor divers

Marsa Alam is a great location for both learners and experienced divers, with a range of trips from shallow wrecks and bays to overnight Elphinstone. Learn to dive or take your diving further with our friendly, experienced team of guides.

Emperor Divers offers the most convenient service available in the Marsa Alam area. We operate dive centres in the Concorde Moreen BeachResta Reef and Resta Grand Hotels and our fleet of day boats are moored right on the jetty of the Marina Lodge hotel in Port Ghalib.

The table below shows the diving type, the location, the hotel and transfer times between each. Of course, you can stay at other hotels in the resort and we’ll provide you with a free transfer at set times.

Click here for transfer details.

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Marsa Maburak, Egypt

Jumped off back of dive boat and finned S/E to pinnacles. Finned around lovely corals and coral heads with fusion of Anthias. 2 big lionfish; bannerfish and other reef fish. Finned back to main reef and found huge green turtle with 2 remoreas and stonefish on move. Flounder, black sturgeon fish feeding on coral. Lovely topography. Finished dive under boat. Lovely dive!

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