I had a short break from writing the blog as November was Project Azraq's launch month…but now I’m (Amy) back to share with you our progress so far! Starting Project Azraq has been filled with excitement, nervous anticipation and at times slight apprehension. In the run up to our opening month our problem solving skills … Continue reading Project Azraq Launches…Let the Citizen Science Begin!
This has been a very exciting week for Project Azraq! Our team of marine biologists have been finalising our data collection programme to ensure we collect the most reliable and accurate statistics. We have also been taking photos of the key species we will monitor on our dives...however trying to take fish photos is not … Continue reading An Exciting Week For Project Azraq
The Red Sea is one of the most unique bodies of water in the world and at Project Azraq we are lucky enough to explore it everyday. An explosion of biodiversity and endemism surrounded by one of the hottest and driest landscapes on Earth. It has the highest salinity of all the open seas and … Continue reading The Red Sea. A Vital Insight into the Survival of Coral Reefs
Today I have some morning inspiration for you all... I have tried to live by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “in a gentle way you can shake the world”. It is not always easy and there are many people who have doubted my optimistic view but I believe hope is the only way we will … Continue reading In A Gentle Way You Can Shake The World
I knew from a very young age I was going to be an explorer. I would save all the money I earned through random jobs, boot sales and cleaning cars so I could take myself to a far off place during the school summer holidays. I could not sit still. I needed to be on … Continue reading Our Hidden Treasure
Hey, Its been a while since I last wrote a blog post on here because I have been busy setting up Project Azraq in Dahab, South Sinai. Read on to find out more about our new initiative... Four years ago I packed my bags and left the UK with an aim to work in the … Continue reading The Birth of Project Azraq
Burying my head in my hands is a position you will often find me in whilst diving, other regular expressions are shouting underwater or shaking my fists in exasperation. Why? Because fins are mass murderers! Seriously though fins cause so much destruction particularly when divers explore underwater habitats that are overlooked as homes or food … Continue reading Ferocious Fins!
A year ago I set out to paint a stingray for my parents. They had commissioned me to do a painting based on a marine animal of my choice. Obviously I chose a stingray as they are my all time favourite animal, however I decided I wanted the painting to represent more then just a … Continue reading Wounded
Nothing worth while is easy. Getting myself back to Dahab is testament to that. A week before I left Dahab my life changed forever and the months since then have constantly thrown me obstacles. This chapter of my life has certainly been the hardest I have had to endure and I’m currently living through the … Continue reading New Beginnings
On this beautiful Sunday I thought I would brighten everyones day a little more with a selection of letters written by the students of my awesome teacher friend. These past three years I have witnessed the importance of education in the fight to keep our Ocean alive. By engaging kids we can help them fall … Continue reading Dear Citizens Of The Universe