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  Red Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia.
The Red Sea is regarded as one of the most saline water bodies in the world that is governed by the effects of the water circulation pattern, resulting from evaporation and wind stress in the Red Sea.
Wind Regime: With the exception of the northern part of the Red Sea, which is dominated by persistent north-west winds, with speeds ranging between 7 and 12 km per hr., the rest of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden are subjected to the influence of regular and seasonally reversible winds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Red_Sea   (2261 words)

 Science Plans RCL Cont.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (Figure 7) are the closest modern analogs to the rifting and rupturing of continental lithosphere which formed the vast majority of “Atlantic-type” continental margins, and are the location where the processes that shaped the early development of rifted continental margins can be studied with the fewest tectonic complications.
The northern Red Sea is thus a non-volcanic continental margin at which both seafloor spreading has recently begun and the mid-ocean ridge is in the process of becoming established.
Since the history of Red Sea opening is reasonably well described, one way to test this would be to investigate the history of crustal shortening in the fold and thrust belts on the northern boundary of the Arabian plate.
www.marginsreview.wustl.edu /SPRCL2.html   (8845 words)

 Prince of the Red Sea
It is thought that the Red Sea and Gulf breeding populations are resident, with a small number of over-wintering migrating individuals from Fenno-Scandinavia.
Breeding success has not been monitored throughout the Red Sea region, but recent surveys of ospreys within the Kingdom suggest that ospreys are vulnerable to the disturbance and demise of breeding pairs within loose colonies: increased development of the Red Sea coast and islands are thought to be responsible for this.
Since the Red Sea coast is typically of barren sand or rock and sparsely vegetated, most ospreys nest on the ground, in stark contast to the relatives in colder climes that nest at the top of tall trees.
www.arabianwildlife.com /archive/vol3.1/prirsea.htm   (1807 words)

 The Northern Red Sea
Surrounded by one of the world's largest expanses of sand, the Red Sea laps the shores of an ecosystem seemingly devoid of life.
Some sea anemones on the reef seem to glow a brilliant shade of orange, a color that comes from algae in their tentacles.
But for marine scientists and divers who are interested in the mysteries of the sea, it is a living laboratory and a stage for observing one of the most fascinating examples of symbiosis in the marine world-the relationship between clownfish and sea anemones.
www.wonderclub.com /WorldWonders/RedSeaHistory.html   (881 words)

 Red Sea Diving College:The Red Sea
No, the Red Sea is not always red, but sometimes it appears to be.
The Red Sea got its name from a phenomenon caused by a type of algae called Trichodesmium Erythraeum, which is found in the sea.
The Red Sea is the saltiest life sustaining sea in the world and one of the richest in concentration of marine life of all tropical seas.
www.redseacollege.com /english/sinai_guide/redsea.htm   (271 words)

 Northern Red Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern Red Sea region of Eritrea is one of the country's six regions.
It lies along the northern half of the Red Sea, and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and the coastal city of Massawa.
The region borders the Anseba, Central and Southern regions to the west, and the Southern Red Sea region to the east.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_Red_Sea   (125 words)

 Red Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is adjacent to the coastal plain of the Red Sea.
FT data from the Egyptian side of the Red Sea indicate the commencement of an erosion event at ~34 Ma (earliest Oligocene) and renewed or increased erosion at ~25 Ma (earliest Miocene).
Further basin evolution work in the Southern Red Sea with concomitant effort in the North is needed to better constrain these times and styles of regional rifting, their associated spatially variant beta magnitudes, the regional and local partitioning of strain, and the dynamic response of the stratigraphy.
www.ldeo.columbia.edu /res/pi/margins/MARGINSnet4/Egypt.html   (14014 words)

 Northern Red Sea: Nucleation of an oceanic spreading center within a continental rift
The northern Red Sea is an amagmatic continental rift in which an oceanic spreading center is beginning to develop.
A new compilation of marine geophysical data permits delineation of the structure of the northern Red Sea and of the manner in which the transition from continental to oceanic extension is occurring in this rift.
The margins of the northern Red Sea are formed by large, apparently active faults on the seaward edge of the narrow continental shelves.
www.agu.org /pubs/crossref/2005/2004GC000826.shtml   (493 words)

 Seasonal Patterns and Mysteries in the Red Sea
The Red Sea is a body of water with a number of "limits" -- limited inflow of water from either end, through the Suez Canal in the north or the Bab el Mandeb to the south, which opens to the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.
Note that the slight angle of the long axis of the narrow Red Sea (off the direct north- south line) makes this Hovmoller plot fairly easy to interpret, because the western latitudes of this body of water are in the north, and the eastern latitudes are in the south.
One of the remarkable aspects of the spring bloom in the northern Red Sea is that it is such a small bloom.
daac.gsfc.nasa.gov /oceancolor/locus/tutorial_2.shtml   (3670 words)

 Res Sea & Gulf of Aden: what's at risk
Dugong distribution in the Red Sea is not continuous; populations are found in isolated channels and bays.
Among the molluscs, the main export was the cuttlefish Sepia pharaonis from the Gulf of Aden and dried sea cucumber from mainly the western part of the Gulf of Aden and the northern part of the Yemeni Red Sea waters.
Dugongs in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden by Dirar Nasr.
www.unep.ch /regionalseas/main/persga/redrisk.html   (1565 words)

 Where God Parted the Red Sea, Part 2
There is only one place on the entire Red Sea that geographically fits the Biblical description of the place where God parted the Red Sea: The Strait of Tiran.
The Strait of Tiran is probably the most likely place on the northern half of the Red Sea for a nation to place a military watchtower.
Topographical maps (scale 1:250,000) of the entire Red Sea coastline north of 26 deg rees 30 minutes north latitude were carefully studied.
www.geocities.com /athens/parthenon/3021/redsea2.html   (531 words)

 Sharks and more
The Red Sea is one of a kind with its walls, its dramatic landscapes and its wrecks.
I have visited the Egyptian Red Sea many times since 1989 and I must admit that the negative effect of the mass tourism is more that visible.
Anyway, some says that the northern Red Sea is a perfect place to learn how to dive at least - I would add - because of the endless list of dive schools.
members.tripod.com /maurizio_caduto/uwnorthredsea.html   (964 words)

On the northern edge of the reef is the remains of the wreck Lovilla which has been on top of the reef for a long time.
Elphinstone Reef is a legend in the Red Sea.
One of the most beautiful reefs in the Red Sea, with its north and south plateaus covered in hard and soft corals and visiting pelagics, this truly is an awesome reef.
www.dolphinswims.co.uk /dive/dive_itinerary.htm   (3597 words)

 The Secret Wilderness of the RED SEA
I am diving in the Red Sea, though in an environment so different from the familiar blue water and towering coral reefs which typify the Red Sea that it is hard to believe it is part of the same body of water.
The sea around these desert landscapes, however, is a veritable boiling cauldron of marine life that is outstanding in its abundance and in its unique concoction of species.
A clue to the enormous wealth and abundance of marine life that is found in the southern Red Sea lies in the cold, nutrient-rich deep water upwellings that occur in this area.
www.arabianwildlife.com /archive/vol1.1/redsea.htm   (931 words)

 Northern Red Sea Region Museum: Revealing Historical, Archeological and Colonial Mysteries of the Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The establishment of the Museum in the region is one of the initiatives for preserving the traditions and cultural heritages of the nation.
The natural science section comprises a number of marine species from Red Sea and skeletons of whales, Dugong and tortoise, traditional fishing nets, corals, cords and several kinds of commercial shells.
The Northern Red Sea Region Museum was established in February 10, 2000 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Operation Fenkil.
www.shaebia.org /artman/publish/printer_4208.html   (593 words)

 Scuba Safaris - Northern Egyptian Red Sea
In Northern Egyptian waters, we are using Whirlwind, a brand new (May 2006) vessel that is part of the Tornado fleet.
Spacious and comfortable, this 36m vessel has 10 en suite cabins with twin beds and air conditioning, a large saloon for relaxing in the cool, and both indoor and outdoor eating areas.
The Brothers Wreck itineraries take in the wrecks of the northern areas, but with her ocean going stability and exceptional range and speed, Whirlwind can also take in the Brothers Islands in a weekly itinerary.
www.scuba-safaris.com /pages/destination/redsea/redsea_northegypt.html   (326 words)

 The Seven Underwater Wonders of the World - The Northern Red Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Northern Red sea is surrounded by the world's largest expanses of sand.
The Northern Red Sea was almost made a national park.
The Northern Red was opened at the northern side then 10,000,000 years later the earth shifted and closed up the north side and opened up the south side.
www.lewiston.k12.id.us /camelot/NaturalWonders/Kaitlin/tnrs.htm   (159 words)

 Red Sea Holidays Start Your Red Sea Diving And Liveaboards Holiday Today
These small islands rise from an abyss 350m deep in the middle of the Red Sea, and exposure to strong currents has left the islands with an abundance of soft corals and giant gorgonians.
The northern tip of Big Brother is very exposed and can at times be un-diveable, with mountainous waves crashing over the reef.
The first of two beautiful wrecks - the Aida - lies on the northern plateau of Big Brother with the stern wedged into the island at a depth of 80m.
www.gulfdivers.com /uk/red_sea_liveaboard_routes.htm   (1598 words)

 Red Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Northern and Central Red Sea/Gulf of Suez Region
A MARGINS workshop on Rupturing of the Continental Lithosphere as applied to the northern and central Red Sea/Gulf of Suez will be held March 17-23, 2001 in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt.
In addition, plans for coordinated research and an implementation strategy will be explored at the workshop by the participants in order to provide the foundation and opportunity to submit competitive proposals to the MARGINS 2 November 2001 Request-for-proposals, even if they were not originally familiar with the study region.
www.ldeo.columbia.edu /res/pi/margins/MARGINSnet4/RedSea.html   (760 words)

 WHOI Sea Grant: Publications/Oceanography/Geology
The Geologic Enigma of the Red Sea Rift
Post-miocene Rifting and Diapirism in the Northern Red Sea
Multichannel seismic reflection profiles recorded in the northern Red Sea show structures that are interpreted to be the result of the intrusion of uppermost Miocene salt.
www.whoi.edu /seagrant/Publications/ocean/geology.html   (962 words)

 Diving in Holy Water: The Egyptian Red Sea
It is said that on special days when the setting sun starts to disappear under a perfectly calm sea, the sun’s rays reflect off the towering red mountains and stain the waters a brilliant shade of crimson.
And there was Moses, standing on a rock outcrop with his arms outstretched and a staff in one hand as the Red Sea began to part.
The arid climate and semi-closed basin of the Red Sea causes evaporation to be much greater than the rainfall, making the Red Sea the saltiest body of water in the world still attached to an open ocean.
www.skin-diver.com /Features/Feature4/redsea_sep00.asp   (2177 words)

 Wreck Diving in the Red Sea
The ancient Egyptians were renowned shipbuilders and the Romans travelled along Red Sea shores.
The Ghiannis D is north of Sha'ab Abu Nuhâa reef, in the Strait of Gobal.
One of my favourite dives in the Red Sea, and one which has to be done if you are near it.
www.scubatravel.co.uk /redsea/wreckdive.html   (1320 words)

 The Red Sea, Diving in the Red Sea, Egypt
It is important to remember that the sea whilst it may look idyllic is renowned for its strong winds and tricky local currents.
The sea was created by the division of Africa from the Arabian Peninsula, a movement which began around 30 million years ago.
The Red Sea is a fascinating underwater world that it is screaming to be explored.
www.adventuresportsholidays.com /all/Red-Sea.php   (1797 words)

 Tony Backhurst Scuba - Travel - Red Sea Map
The Northern Egyptian Red Sea is where the Red Sea is divided by the Sinai Peninsular and the Gulf of Suez, creating a unique diving enviroment that has captured the imagination of scuba divers through out the world.
Jagged red mountains rise from the barren hinterland, a stark contrast to the extravagant excesses of life and colour beneath the surrounding crystal clear waters of the Red Sea.
However Sharm el Sheiks “raison d’etre” remains the rich world beneath the waves.Where the Red Sea spilits at the very Southern Tip is known as Ras mohammed national park.
www.scuba.co.uk /Travel/Map/redsea_map_Sharm.htm   (474 words)

 Northern Red Sea liveaboard Itinerary
Intro: This is the most common Red Sea itinerary and boats usually depart from Sharm El Sheikh, although there are also sailings from Hurghada too.
The Straits are the only sea route to the ports of Aqaba and Eilat, and many ships have met their fate on the shallow reefs in this area.
Her final journey started in Glasgow where she was loaded with a cargo of rifles, munitions, aircraft parts, trucks, motorbikes, boots and even two steam locomotives and their tenders were loaded on the deck.
www.aquatours.com /liva/itin_rs_north.htm   (1267 words)

 The Sea Slug Forum - Chromodoris quadricolor
In the northern Red Sea, at Eilat, on one dive I took pictures of the following 3 slightly different slugs.
This slug is very common in Eilat in the Red Sea.
It is found from depths of 5m to 30m and probably deeper usually on top of red sponges that it feeds upon.
www.seaslugforum.net /display.cfm?id=9457   (331 words)

 Tim's Northern Red Sea Dive Site Reports
I've dived both the northern and southern Red Sea, the former with a couple of excellent weeks of liveaboard diving out of Hurghada and out of Sharm, the latter a week of liveaboard diving out of Marsa Alam on the Deep South route.
Sitting at 25m at the bottom of a beautiful reef, leaning on her port side and with her masts laid out on the sea bed she is by far the most visually stunning wreck I have ever seen.
Even in the Red Sea these have become horribly rare and the Dunraven seems to be one place which has as good a chance as any to see them.
www.earth.li /~kami/divenredsea.shtml   (2831 words)

 windgirls trip: Searching the Red Sea
The dream was borne to discover new spots in far The Red Sea has one formidable character.
The wind in the Red Sea generally seems to be strongest around the Straights of Gubal, just at the southern entrance to the Gulf of Suez.
In summer the northerly wind blows the length of the Red Sea and joins the south westerly monsoon at the Straights of Bab El Mandeb, thus making sailing south a pleasant journey.
www.windgirls.com /redsea.html   (1578 words)

 windgirls trip: Searching the Red Sea
In April and May as well as October, an occasional southerly may make its way up the Red Sea only to be cast back by a ferocious bellow of the Ghamsin, the resuming north wind which we have experienced not only once.
The combination of deserts on either side of the Red Sea as well as a high over the Azores and the consistent south westerly monsoon over the north Indian Ocean generates this very reliable wind.
The waves break shallow on the sharp edges of coral reef, at a lower tide this is impossible as it almost sucks dry.
www.windgirls.com /redsea_spots.html   (1730 words)

 Red Sea Diving Northern Route | Red Sea Diving Northern Tour
The stern complete with rudder and prop are intact and the remains of the hull have attracted an enormous amount of fish life, small schools of barracuda hang over the stern and jack patrol the area.
The wreck is misnamed in a lot of Red Sea guides as the Sarah H, rumour has it that the wreck was named after a divemaster on board at the time it was discovered.
The wreck is misnamed in a lot of Red Sea guides as the Sarah H, rumour has it that the wreck was named after a divemaster on board at the time it was discovered and Shag Rock.
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/6649.html   (2261 words)

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