An international group of marine scientists led by Karine Kleinhaus, of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), has published a letter in Science that is a call to action for policy makers, government agencies and ocean conservation groups to take major steps to preserve Egypt’s 1800 km of coral reefs – a massive section of the Red Sea’s reef system. Egypt’s reefs generate billions of dollars annually from tourism and tourism-related commerce. For more information, go here.
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Thank you for sharing this important call to action by the marine scientists. The preservation of Egypt’s coral reefs is crucial not only for the ecological balance of the Red Sea, but also for the economic benefits they bring through tourism. Let’s hope that policy makers, government agencies, and ocean conservation groups will take prompt and effective measures to protect this valuable resource for future generations. #SaveEgyptsCoralReefs