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Eilat coral reefs are robust

I’ve reported several times (see here) over the last six years on the good health of Eilat’s coral reef.  Here is a recent Government report. It states that since 2004, there has been a gradual increase in the percentage of … Continue reading

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Eilat’s coral reef is growing

I’ve reported previously (see here) on the excellent state of Eilat’s coral reef, in sharp contrast to the damage being caused to the coral reefs of other countries.  The latest report from Eilat’s Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences shows that … Continue reading

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Eilat’s coral reef is glowing

Researchers from Israel and the UK have discovered Red Sea corals that absorb blue light to make a protein to help them glow in the dark.  This only happens with healthy coral and only in the Red Sea. The study … Continue reading

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New coral beach in Eilat

50 years ago, Israel started building a pipeline on an Eilat beach to take Iranian oil to Europe. When the Shah of Iran was deposed, the pipeline was abandoned. Nature took over and a new coral reef began to form. … Continue reading

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Israel can save the world’s coral reefs

Bar-Ilan University researcher Maoz Fine has published that Eilat’s coral reef is genetically resistant to rising sea temperatures. Hardy corals settled in Eilat 18,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. Those hardy genes are being cross-bred … Continue reading

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Monitoring the health of the coral reef

Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have “genetically bar-coded” 80% of the 540 species of fish living on Eilat’s coral reef. They can match pictures of the larvae to their DNA sequence. This information will help monitor the health of the … Continue reading

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World Windsurfing Championships in Eilat

Eilat – Israel’s most southern spot – where the combination of warm tropical waters and beautiful coral reef running along the sandy shores of the Red Sea provide the perfect venue for the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships and RS:X Under … Continue reading

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Eilat’s corals have external protection

(Thanks to Israel21c and Hebrew U) The world is losing its coral reefs due to vital algae being expelled when water temperatures rise. However a “warm-water barrier” at the southern Red Sea, allows in only heat-tolerant genotypes of corals to … Continue reading

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Unique research on the Coral Reef

Technion Professor Uri Shavit and his team are conducting research that will contribute to helping secure the world’s coral reefs. Using a Particle Image Velocimeter (PIV) laboratory, they measure flows in Eilat – one of the few places in the … Continue reading

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10 Israeli nature reserves

Lovely 2-minute video featuring Einot Tzukim, Hula valley, Ramon crater, Eilat coral reef, Mount Hermon, Beit Shemesh stalactites cave, Ein Gedi, Yotvata Hai Bar, Gan Hashlosha and the Banias. https://www.youtube.com/embed/4SFWuf0eywA?rel=0

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