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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.

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Biologists dive for secrets of coral reef that survives hot Gulf waters.   Al Monitor | Jun 26, 2020

Divers cut, plant coral off UAE coast to build reefKhaleej Times | June 18, 2020

Divers cut, plant coral off UAE coast to build reef. Reuters | June 18, 2020

Biologists dive for secrets of coral reef that survives hot Gulf waters.    Al Monitor | June 26, 2020

Middle East is 'the canary in the coal mine' of climate change.  The National | December 23, 2019

Hope for coral reefs after scientists find resilient speciesThe National | July 12, 2019

Sea Surface Wind Conditions Linked to Severe Coral Bleaching off Abu Dhabi. NYUAD press release | April 29, 2019

Coral bleaching in Arabian Gulf modulated by shamal winds, say NYUAD researchersEmirates News Agency | April 29, 2019

Artificial tidal pools to be built to promote marine biodiversityThe National | May 6, 2019

Why the UAE's mangroves are so important — and how to save themThe National | April 12, 2019

UAE's corals suffer 'catastrophic' damage in record summer heatThe National | February 2, 2019

Desalination plants produce more waste brine than thoughtNational Geographic | January 14, 2019

Marine fish in the Arabian Gulf are threatened with extinctionAl-Ittihad | January 21, 2019

Elevated extinction risks for marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf: NYU Abu Dhabi researchZawya | January 20, 2019

Researchers call for improved conservation to save bony fish from extinctionThe National | January 20, 2019

New research from NYU Abu Dhabi and the International Union for Conservation of Nature reports elevated extinction risks for marine bony fishes in the Arabian GulfGo Dubai | January 20, 2019

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 findsThe National | June 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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