Friday, September 30, 2011

Marine Expedition in the Red Sea

A Greek team of divers and researchers from the Hellenic Center for Marine Research has been invited to join an international initiative to explore the depths of the Red Sea. The exploration project is especially fascinating because scientists discovered an area of the Red Sea 2,000 meters below sea level whose conditions have not been seen by humans on the surface of the earth for millions of years.

The Kaust Red Sea Expedition (as it is formally called) is sponsored by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is set to conclude in 2012. Scientists in the program are currently conducting research on oceanography, geography, biology, and zoology of the Red Sea. The Greek team in particular focuses on the phenomenon of underwater lagoons, which were first discovered in the Aegean.

Source: Greek News Agenda

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