February 25, 2022

Stewarding the Next Red Sea Coral Reef Advocates

Reef Check Red Sea Coordinator and EcoDiver Course Director Dr. Mohammed M. A. Kotb has been busy assisting the region’s up and coming researchers and coral reef advocates. As a professor of coral reef ecology at Egypt’s Suez Canal University, he is currently supervising two MSc projects on coral diseases on Egyptian Red Sea reefs as they pertain to the negative effects climate change has on reefs.

In addition, Dr. Kotb teaches an underwater survey methods course at the university, as well as at several training workshops for different sectors, especially the Red Sea Protectorates. Dr. Kotb always introduces the Reef Check methodology as the common method used in the world and in the Red Sea and encourages all participants to submit their data to Reef Check’s global database, so that they can be proud to know that they are actively participating in conserving their reefs.

If you would like to get involved, you can reach out to Dr. Kotb at kotb13@gmail.com