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National Wildlife Centre Red Sea Coral Research

The National Wildlife centre is currently studying the state of coral reefs and seagrass in 70 locations between the regions of Jeddah and northern Yanbu.

The coral reefs of the Red Sea are a uniquely beautiful natural environment that is home to a rich biodiversity of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, and other invertebrates some of which are found nowhere else on earth. There are new species even being discovered every day.

They also play a large role in tourism, attracting visitors year-round to marvel at this natural beauty.

The reefs however, are facing a number of threats, from overfishing to, pollution and climate change which can lead to rising sea temperatures. From this we can see results such as coral bleaching, disease outbreaks and the overall decline of the reefs fragile ecosystem.

The National Wildlife centre aims to discover the current state of the Red Sea reefs so that further measures can be made towards preserving this natural wonder for future generations.

This connects to the Kingdoms work within the International Maritime Organization to build towards combating the effects of climate change.

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