Billfish Expedition to the Red Sea

February 4, 2020 | Exclusive Report: Scientific Firsts from Research in the Last Billfish Frontier off Saudi Arabia

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Coral reef fish: not such a family affair

Jul 27, 2015 | Some coral reef fish species don’t settle very close to home.

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Cryptic coral reef creatures show cross-shelf biodiversity patterns

Sep 26, 2018 | Composition in cryptic fauna assemblages changes across a shelf gradient, a recent study of the Red Sea shows.

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Discovering a new coral species

Jun 20, 2015 | A coral named for KAUST could provide a glimpse of future reef conditions under climate change.

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Finding Nemo’s genes: reef fish genome mapped and shared

May 20, 2018 | Nemo’s genome has been deciphered and made publicly available, helping researchers further investigate fish ecology and evolution.

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Giant bacteria make algae easy to stomach

Oct 8, 2017 | Symbiotic giant bacteria enable Red Sea surgeonfish to specialize their diets.

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Mapping movements of ocean creatures great and small

May 6, 2018 | Big data shows that large marine vertebrates move differently, but consistently, through coastal and ocean waters.

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Mysterious gentle giants gather off Saudi coast

Jul 8, 2018 | Investigations of prey patterns fail to explain why whale sharks aggregate off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

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Potential for Saudi Arabian coral reefs to shine

Apr 29, 2017 | Careful marine management and stricter fishing laws could enable Saudi Arabia’s coral reefs to thrive.

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The best science images of the year: 2019 in pictures

Dec 16, 2019 | Featuring a stunning image from our very own Morgan Bennett-Smith (MSc 2020).

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The best science photos of the year, as decreed by the Royal Society

December 10, 2019 | Featuring a stunning image from our very own Morgan Bennett-Smith (MSc 2020).

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The first genome of a coral reef fish

Sep 24, 2016 | A genome for the blacktail butterflyfish may illustrate how reef fish adapt to challenging conditions in the Red Sea.

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Warming up for the deep dive

Dec 24, 2014 | Devilrays soak up the sun’s heat then make some of the deepest and fastest dives ever recorded in the ocean.

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Whale shark populations are young and transient

Jul 16, 2016 | A population study of whale sharks in the Red Sea reveals unique group dynamics.

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Whale sharks hide in plain sight

May 16, 2015 | Rather than migrating, whale sharks in Tanzania hide surprisingly close to home year-round.

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