A different slant of light
Jul 5, 2020
Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partner.
Jul 5, 2020
Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partner.
Jun 15, 2020
Studies of plankton communities in Red Sea waters provide insights into seasonal variations and dominant control mechanisms.
Apr 22, 2020
Reef fish species uniquely respond to climate change, with some more vulnerable than others.
Mar 22, 2020
A framework that helps marine scientists select localized carbon dioxide levels for experiments aims to improve robustness in global warming studies.
Feb 19, 2020
First evidence that animal DNA methylation patterns can be passed to the next generation.
Nov 3, 2019
No evidence of infection found in the bacterial community around shark wounds.
Sep 25, 2019
Microplastics in the water column are ingested by clams and become attached to their shells.
Sep 3, 2019
Corals use sugar from their symbiotic algal partners to control them by recycling nitrogen from their own ammonium waste.
Aug 5, 2019
Macroalgae is shown to be a major global contributor to carbon sequestration.
Jul 18, 2019
Sediment libraries show marine ecosystems are accumulating oil pollution faster than ever.
May 19, 2019
Predation, not resource availability, limits the abundance of coastal Red Sea bacteria.
May 13, 2019
Marine plastic pollution accumulates in mangrove forests and is a danger to sea life.
Apr 22, 2019
A pioneering tagging system that monitors the movement and local environment of sea animals reaches deeper depths and higher sensitivities.
Apr 8, 2019
Researchers disentangle the effects of introduced species on the marine environment.
Feb 3, 2019
Laser-induced graphene formation creates tailor-made sensors for monitoring ocean creatures and ecosystems.
Dec 16, 2018
Determining the growth dynamics of Red Sea coral reefs has enabled researchers to establish a baseline to assess the effects of environmental change.
Nov 14, 2018
Investigating plankton communities' reaction to rising water temperatures may improve modeling of marine ecosystem responses to global warming.
Sep 26, 2018
Composition in cryptic fauna assemblages changes across a shelf gradient, a recent study of the Red Sea shows.
Sep 16, 2018
A carbon source stemming from daily fish migrations is implicated in the global carbon cycle.
Sep 2, 2018
While drones scan beaches to assess plastic litter, microplastics are found in the digestive tracts of one in every six Red Sea fish.
Aug 16, 2018
Epigenetic mechanisms adjust gene expression in anemone symbiosis.
Jul 8, 2018
Investigations of prey patterns fail to explain why whale sharks aggregate off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
Jul 1, 2018
Corals, even in the most far-flung locations, are being affected by climate change but fare better in marine protected areas.
Jun 17, 2018
Research reveals the genetic response to heat stress and highlights symbiotic algae’s role.
Jun 7, 2018
A molecular process that signals distress could also help corals adapt to climate change.
May 27, 2018
Adding sound to elephant seal migration data reveals high levels of coordination when swimming long distances.
May 20, 2018
Nemo’s genome has been deciphered and made publicly available, helping researchers further investigate fish ecology and evolution.
May 6, 2018
Big data shows that large marine vertebrates move differently, but consistently, through coastal and ocean waters.
May 3, 2018
An electronic tag that stretches and flexes while it records location and environmental data can monitor marine animals in their natural habitat.
Apr 22, 2018
Turbulence and nutrient availability drive changes in Red Sea microbes.
Jan 7, 2018
The Red Sea has relatively low amounts of floating plastic debris in its surface waters due to fewer sources or faster removal.
Dec 24, 2017
Jumping genes could make an alga, and its coral host, more tolerant to warming sea temperatures.
Dec 18, 2017
Some species of fish have special adaptive mechanisms that could improve their chances of surviving the greenhouse effect.
Dec 3, 2017
A new soil classification system, and tools to implement it, helps understanding of the properties of the ground underpinning geo-engineering projects.
Nov 12, 2017
Efficiency gains come from tuning the properties of semiconducting materials by combining layers of different composition.
Oct 29, 2017
The world’s warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea’s organisms to cope.
Oct 22, 2017
A combination of morphological and molecular approaches gives researchers a first glimpse of Red Sea larval fish communities.
Oct 15, 2017
Microbes are dispersed widely over the oceans with islands acting as stepping-stones to help transport of land-based organisms.
Oct 8, 2017
Symbiotic giant bacteria enable Red Sea surgeonfish to specialize their diets.
Oct 1, 2017
Satellite imagery shows how currents shape the Red Sea ecosystem.
Sep 1, 2017
Coral ecosystems may be able to adapt rapidly to climate change through natural plastic responses.
Aug 27, 2017
When faced with high salinity, the tiny plant cells within coral tissue alter their metabolites to better cope with stress.
Jul 15, 2017
Mangroves, seagrass meadows, seaweeds and saltmarshes, the forests of the sea, perform a vital and often overlooked role in storing carbon and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Jul 1, 2017
Protection zones for coasts and oceans are an effective way to help marine and human communities to adapt to climate change.
Jun 24, 2017
The genome sequences of two "false" corals offer a window into the evolution of calcification, which may help their reef-building cousins.
Jun 3, 2017
A unique investigation highlights how excess nitrogen can trigger coral bleaching in the absence of heat stress.
May 13, 2017
A remarkable collaboration, drawing parallels between human and animal ecology, uses data from smartphones to protect vulnerable species.
Apr 29, 2017
Careful marine management and stricter fishing laws could enable Saudi Arabia’s coral reefs to thrive.
Apr 24, 2017
An international, multidisciplinary collaboration that led to the world’s first underwater robotic avatar.
Apr 15, 2017
Stressed dinoflagellates rewrite their genes during transcription.
Mar 18, 2017
The Red Sea provides opportunities to coral bleaching and inform future practices to help safeguard the world’s coral reef ecosystems.
Feb 18, 2017
Genome sequences of dinoflagellate algae indicate how they maintain their symbiotic relationship with corals.
Jan 22, 2017
“Historians will look back on this era as the tipping point for marine agriculture,” said Carlos Duarte.
Sep 24, 2016
A genome for the blacktail butterflyfish may illustrate how reef fish adapt to challenging conditions in the Red Sea.
Sep 12, 2016
Carbon storage by coastal macro algae is a significant but neglected aspect of the global carbon budget.
Aug 1, 2016
Evolutionary alterations to circadian rhythm genes help reef fish adapt to the higher levels of carbon dioxide of future oceans.
Jul 16, 2016
A population study of whale sharks in the Red Sea reveals unique group dynamics.
May 17, 2016
Ocean cruise studies input of PAHs from the atmosphere into the ocean.
Feb 27, 2016
Studies conducted at the Saudi Aramco-KAUST Marine Environmental Research Center provide new insights into the physical and biological aspects of the Red Sea.
Feb 20, 2016
Satellite imagery shows that the Red Sea’s mangrove forests have increased, not decreased, over the last 40 or so years.
Jan 30, 2016
Seagrass genome reveals the structural and physiological adaptations needed for plants to survive and thrive in the marine environment.
Nov 7, 2015
A combination of state-of-the-art sensors and standardized data analysis will transform research for tracking animals and humans.
Sep 26, 2015
Detailed analysis of nutrient distribution and circulation in the Red Sea could provide a model for the future of the world’s oceans.
Sep 12, 2015
Analysis of sea anemone genome yields unprecedented detail of anemone-algae symbiosis, and may provide a model for coral symbiosis.
Jul 27, 2015
Some coral reef fish species don’t settle very close to home.
Jul 20, 2015
A coral reef fish can acclimate to warm temperatures in just two generations.
Jul 7, 2015
A look at life in the depths of the ocean reveals an efficient system of pumping carbon out of the atmosphere.
Jun 20, 2015
A coral named for KAUST could provide a glimpse of future reef conditions under climate change.
May 16, 2015
Rather than migrating, whale sharks in Tanzania hide surprisingly close to home year-round.
May 2, 2015
DNA sequencing of reef fish microbiomes shows that diet is all-important.
Apr 25, 2015
Analyses of marine bacteria offer insights into processes of carbon storage and release beneath the sea.
Dec 24, 2014
Devilrays soak up the sun’s heat then make some of the deepest and fastest dives ever recorded in the ocean.
Dec 17, 2014
Mysterious deep dwelling fish are vastly more plentiful than previously thought and are likely to play a major role in ocean carbon budgets.