The Fish Ecology Lab

The Ocean Twilight Zone Project

April 7th, 2014

Camrin and Simon back from a few days in the Farasan Banks, Saudi Arabian Red Sea. We took a break from tagging mantas and whale sharks to dive on reefs that were made famous by Jacques Cousteau 50 years ago. The reefs are still in good shape, although the lack of reef sharks is in stark contrast to Cousteaus’s original underwater footage from this area. More soon on a whale shark aggregation that we have discovered here in the southern Red Sea and why it is potentially significant to whale shark populations throughout the global ocean.


Farasan Banks Cam Al Lith