09 November, 2022Unconventional "scientists" to characterize one of the largest seagrass in the world in The Bahamas
Tiger sharks support the characterization of the world’s largest seagrass ecosystem
26 October, 2022Let’s save coral reefs! REEF FUTURES 2022 (Key Largo, FL)
Reef Futures conference
19 October, 2022Road to Ocean20 Workshops - Bali (Indonesia), 28th-29th August 2022
Road to Ocean20 workshop
31 May, 2022Global collaboration sees whale sharks on the cover of PNAS
Exploring the movement ecology of whale sharks and a potential cause of their decline.
23 May, 2022Soaking in the sights and sounds of seagrass meadows
In November 2021, a team of researchers from KAUST, in collaboration with the US-based Beneath the Waves organization, spent a week on a boat off the coast of Great Exuma in the Bahamas. While the team is more at home in the Red Sea, this trip had an important goal: to characterize in detail the seagrass ecosystem of the Bahamas Banks for the first time. The data collected forms part of a wider project aiming to gain UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the region.
11 April, 2022KAUST received a research donation from Amazon to support a research project on KAUST coral reefs
“Applications of new advances in genomics to assess biodiversity and responses of coral reefs to changing temperatures will go a long way into informing conservation strategies in the Red Sea and elsewhere,” said Dr. Larissa Frühe, co-lead of the project at KAUST.
27 March, 2022Seaweed Day at Monaco Ocean Week, and other appointments
The expansion of seaweed farming for aquaculture will not only help meet sustainability targets, but also in terms of harnessing its blue carbon capabilities.
07 March, 2022Deep dive to observe Red Sea coral spawning
Our planet is currently facing a coral reef crisis, with the threat of global warming looming. However, a team of KAUST researcher scientists including Sebastian Schmidt-Roach and Dr. Shannon Klein, are exploring an immense source of hope in the form of mesophotic reefs.