Diving for DNA

Abu Dhabi provides the ideal natural laboratory for researchers to explore how environmental and human-triggers affect reef fauna in the Arabian Gulf. What they learn in Abu Dhabi, could provide important insights into coral reef's ability to survive climate change worldwide.

In the News

Our researchers are frequently featured in the local and international media.

Heat-resistant corals in the Middle East could save the world's dying reefs
CNN | June 27, 2018

Third of Gulf's marine life could be extinct by 2090, study finds
The National | June 17, 2018

Saadiyat closed to swimmers due to a harmful algal bloom
The National | May 14, 2018

Maritime history found in the coral walls of RAK ghost town
The National | May 17, 2018

Climate Change Lessons from Arabian Gulf Coral Reefs
NYU News | September 19, 2017

Hamour than meets the eye: NYUAD study reveals species' secret
The National | December 12, 2015

Corals get by with a little help from a friend
Nature Asia | October 15, 2015

The beauty beneath the waves: Jebel Ali
The National | July 14, 2015

Guardians of Ras Ghanada: Abu Dhabi's most vibrant coral reef
The National | July 5, 2015

New species of algae saves Arabian Gulf Coral
The National | March 2, 2015

Special Report: Gulf coasts require long-term protection efforts
The National | February 22, 2015

Mapping the UAE's undiscovered coral reefs
Gulf News | February 20, 2015