May 30, 2023 | A tool that places fish on a scale of sustainability could help Saudi Arabia protect species at greatest risk of overexploitation.
Nov 2022 | A massive survey effort documents 28 species of sharks, rays and sea turtles in the far northern Saudi Red Sea, some of which were not previously reported from the country's waters
Sept 2022 | Intriguing insights into the region’s oceanic manta rays are revealed thanks to a collaborative citizen science project conducted over lockdown
2022 | An environmental foundation and a cement factory are supporting ongoing efforts and research to help safeguard the future of Red Sea turtles
Jul 21, 2022 | New species of sea bream discovered while fishing in mangrove habitat along the KAUST shoreline
Oct 19, 2021 | The world's longest active quantitative coral reef survey in the world highlights anthropogenic and natural changes over ecological and geologic timescales
Dec 3, 2020 | The balance of the sexes in marine turtle hatchlings may be disrupted by high sand temperatures at nesting sites around the Red Sea
Oct 14, 2020 | In probably the first observation of its kind, a tricky triggerfish is seen beaching itself before attacking a crab walking along the shoreline
Nov 13, 2019 | Long-term study explores dynamics of a seasonal whale shark aggregation in the Red Sea
Oct 8, 2020 | Global census reveals reef shark status, need for improved conservation management
Sep 15, 2020 | Multistakeholder collaboration is key for the adoption of molecular approaches that can facilitate accurate, cheaper and faster monitoring of marine ecosystems
Nov 26, 2020 | Post-Doctoral alumnus Dr. Thomas DeCarlo uses sclerochronology to investigate past coral bleaching events in the Red Sea
February 4, 2020 | Exclusive Report: Scientific Firsts from Research in the Last Billfish Frontier off Saudi Arabia
Dec 16, 2019 | Featuring a stunning image from our very own Morgan Bennett-Smith (MSc 2020)
Oct 8, 2017 | Symbiotic giant bacteria enable Red Sea surgeonfish to specialize their diets.
May 20, 2018 | Nemo’s genome has been deciphered and made publicly available, helping researchers further investigate fish ecology and evolution.
Sep 26, 2018 | Composition in cryptic fauna assemblages changes across a shelf gradient, a recent study of the Red Sea shows.
Jul 16, 2016 | A population study of whale sharks in the Red Sea reveals unique group dynamics.
May 16, 2015 | Rather than migrating, whale sharks in Tanzania hide surprisingly close to home year-round.
Dec 24, 2014 | Devilrays soak up the sun’s heat then make some of the deepest and fastest dives ever recorded in the ocean.
Jul 8, 2018 | Investigations of prey patterns fail to explain why whale sharks aggregate off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
May 6, 2018 | Big data shows that large marine vertebrates move differently, but consistently, through coastal and ocean waters.
Jun 20, 2015 | A coral named for KAUST could provide a glimpse of future reef conditions under climate change.
Sep 24, 2016 | A genome for the blacktail butterflyfish may illustrate how reef fish adapt to challenging conditions in the Red Sea.
Jul 27, 2015 | Some coral reef fish species don’t settle very close to home.