Coral reef in Ras Muhammad nature park. Via Wikimedia commons
CAIRO- 4 August 2017: Ras Mohammed is one of the most important and amazing diving sites in Egypt. It is a national park located at the confluence of the Gulf of Suez and Aqaba, 12 kilometers from Sharm el-Sheikh. The eastern edge of Ras Mohammed is a rocky wall where the coral reefs are located about 250 meters long.
The coral reefs of Ras Mohammed contain a wide range of vertebrate and invertebrate underwater species, and you may occasionally find dolphins.
1 - Ras Mohammed was declared a nature reserve in 1983.
2 - The region is characterized by coral reefs located deep in the ocean.
3 - There are colored fish, endangered sea turtles and rare aquatic organisms.
4 - Ras Mohammed's reefs are surrounded by all its marine aspects, forming a unique formation that has a significant impact on the formation of natural life in the region.
5 - Earthquakes formed the water caverns below the island.
6 - The place hosts many important animals, such as the Nubian ibex in the mountainous areas, as well as small mammal species, reptiles and insects that only appear at night.
7 - The reserve is home to many important birds, such as gulls, as well as desert and migratory birds.
8 - The protected area is 480 square kilometers.
9 – The area is characterized by extreme weather in summer and a mild winter.
10 – The protectorate contains highly sensitive ecological systems, such as coral reefs, mangrove environments, desert valleys and coastal environments.
Ras Mohammed Underwater | by Michela Simoncini- via Flickr
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