Latest Red Sea Stories

2009-05-08 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, Susie's Big Adventure wrote about how Saudi Arabia totally wastes its biggest untapped natural resource: its WOMEN. In response to that post, a passionate reply from a working Saudi woman was received. Susie wanted this Saudi woman's voice to be heard, and you may be surprised by what she had to say and find her perspective eye opening. Read Susie's Big Adventure this week to see what a modern working Saudi woman has to say:...

2009-04-10 11:01:00

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Those of us who eat meat know that we are eating an animal that was once alive and was killed specifically so we could eat it. But how often do we stop to think about how that animal was treated and handled when the time came for that creature to give its life for our sustenance? It's a subject that is spelled out in Islam. Read Susie of Arabia's latest post about what makes meat "halal" - but there's a WARNING: This post is rated...

2009-03-25 08:00:00

Expedition's Findings Will Provide Baseline Study of Unique Offshore Coral Reefs LANDOVER, Md., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final expedition of a four-year collaborative coral reef research program along the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia will occur April 4-28, 2009, in an area known as the Farasan Banks. The expedition will be conducted through a partnership among Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development [of...

2009-03-20 10:40:00

If the shrinking waters of the Dead Sea are to be saved, it will most likely take some assistance from the Red Sea. The decision to create a tunnel through the Jordanian desert to the Gulf of Aqaba could be made by the end of next year. In order for the $7 billion tunnel to be built, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians would have to agree to the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project. Each nation stands to benefit from the project. Jordan alone would have enough water for the next 40-50...

2009-03-10 09:44:29

Dust blown off the continents and deposited in the open ocean is an important source of nutrients for marine phytoplankton, the tiny algae that are the foundation of the ocean food web. But new findings show that some sources of dust also carry toxic elements that can kill marine phytoplankton. Researchers discovered the toxic effects during a study of how phytoplankton respond to atmospheric aerosols deposited in the northern Red Sea. The results will be published in the online early edition...

2008-12-26 13:26:01

A $4.4 billion canal that would stretch from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea would provide an abundance of power and fresh water, Jordanian officials say. The proposed canal also would keep the Dead Sea from drying up and disappearing within 50 years, said Adnan Zoubi, a spokesman for the Jordanian water ministry. The plan calls for a 110-mile long canal to channel several million tons of seawater into the Dead Sea each day, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The Dead Sea sits about 1,300 feet...

2008-09-16 09:00:38

Jordan hopes for more investment from China BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Jordan hoped to see further development of business ties with China, visiting Jordan Investment Board (JIB) Chief Executive Officer Maen Nsour said on Monday. Jordan would create better business environment and investment opportunities to attract Chinese companies' investment in the industries such as water, energy, electronics, pharmacy, automobile and IT, he said. The country was seeking Chinese partners in a...

2008-09-08 15:00:50

Text of report in English by state-run Yemeni news agency Saba website SANA'A, Sep. 08 (Saba) -A Chinese delegation headed by chairman of the China Geological Survey (CGS) arrived in Sana'a on Monday [8 September] in a few-day visit. In a statement to Saba, the Chinese official said that the visit aims at boosting cooperation between the two countries, particularly in field of minerals, hoping that the talks with Yemeni officials lead to sign a joint agreement of minerals. The Chinese...

2008-08-30 14:10:00

Scientists have found a new species of giant clam in the Red Sea. It is the first new living species of giant clam that has been discovered in 20 years. The species, Tridacna costata, accounted for more that 80% of local giant clams 125,000 years ago, but researchers now believe the species may be critically endangered. The researchers suggest in Current Biology journal that their findings may represent one of the earliest examples of marine organism over-exploitation.The species, which is...

2008-08-26 09:01:02

Jordan clears minefields in south AMMAN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Jordan officially declared that the 14 million square meters of lands in southern Aqaba and Wadi Araba regions are now free from mines, local daily The Jordan Times reported on Monday. National Committee for De-mining and Rehabilitation (NCDR) Chairman HRH Prince Mired Sunday said Jordan has completed the de- mining project, which began in July 2006, six months ahead of schedule without injury, thanks to the close cooperation...

Latest Red Sea Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

2007-12-18 14:34:45

The Silver Moony (Monodactylus argenteus), is a perciform fish found in the Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, North to the Yaeyamas, south to New Caledonia and Australia. This fish is often kept in brackish water aquaria. Silver moony has a silver body in a triangular shape. They have big eyes and crossed with a dark ray. Its fins are silver with yellow reflection.

2007-04-19 05:56:14

The Bluespotted ribbontail ray, Taeniura lymma, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae, found around coral reefs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands north to southern Japan and south to northern Australia, between latitudes 32° N and 30° S. The bluespotted ribbontail ray is a colorful stingray with large bright blue spots on an oval, elongated disc and with blue longitudinal stripes on the tail. The snout is rounded and angular,...

2007-04-05 00:11:48

The Spotted garden-eel, Heteroconger hassi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia, at depths of between 22.97 and 147.64 ft (7 and 45 m). Length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm), and the body diameter is up to about .55 in (14 mm). The markings on the spotted garden-eel are variable but usually...

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Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.