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.

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 species
The 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 researchers
Emirates News Agency | April 29, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers call for improved conservation to save bony fish from extinction
The 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 Gulf
Go 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 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