The Red Sea and the Future of Coral Reefs

G20 Riyadh Summit November 19, 2020 A short film featuring the Khaled bin Sultan Living Ocean Foundation’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Sam Purkis, and his research in the Red Sea was shown at the G20 meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After …

Mapping the abyssal depths of the Northern Red Sea

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During a month-long expedition in 2007, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) conducted a comprehensive assessment of the coral reefs situated in the Ras Qisbah region of the northern Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Thirteen years later, KSLOF Chief Scientist Sam Purkis is embarking on a return mission to revisit this area and extend the mapping of the shallow-water reefs conducted by KSLOF into the abyssal depths of the Northern Red Sea.

Coral Reef Biodiversity in the Red Sea

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Written by: Elizabeth Rauer Red Sea coral reefs are known for their remarkable heat tolerance and resiliency in the face of rising sea temperatures, but many reefs are threatened by other factors such as development, overfishing, and disease. In order …

Ras Al-Qasabah

The Living Oceans Foundation conducted coral reef research missions at Ras Al-Qasabah, an inlet in the northern corner of the Red Sea near the Straits of Tiran. The goals of this work were to map and characterize coral reefs east …