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.
22 February, 2022The Red Sea Decade Expedition begins!
Why we have been a bit MIA...
To follow along with updates from official channels by OceanX over the coming months, search 'OceanX' on Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. All images on this article were from Twitter, shared with permission from Dr Mohammed Qurban, National Centre of Wildlife.
21 February, 2022Cell cultures not as stable as you'd think
Cell processes and research reproducibility may be significantly impacted by changes in batch cultures as cells grow. More monitoring and improved procedures are needed. From an article taken from KAUST Discovery about TAJRC Research Scientist Dr Shannon Klein and colleagues.
18 January, 2022The unexpected underwater plant fighting climate change
Once considered the ugly duckling of environmental conservation, seagrass is emerging as a powerful tool for climate action. From drawing down carbon to filtering plastic pollution, marine scientist Carlos M. Duarte details the incredible things this oceanic hero does for our planet -- and shows ingenious ways he and his team are protecting and rebuilding marine life.
27 December, 2021TAJRC "Landmark paper" ranked number 1 in cytogenetic research for 2021
"This ground-breaking review made our list because it calls for a widespread and permanent change in how routine cell culture is done: with careful attention to environmental controls for better scientific reproducibility. Please read and absorb every word of this landmark paper. We couldn’t agree more." - BioSpherix, 2021
03 December, 2021Beneath The Waves... (literally!) with sharks, seagrass and sediments
EXPEDITION ALERT! A collaboration between BTWaves and TAJRC to visit Exuma Sounds, Bahamas, for some seagrass, sediment and shark science!