Gulf of Eilat
The gulf of Eilat (Aqaba) is small, with an area 1% of the total area
of the Red Sea. Like the Red Sea, it is deep – 1869m (1000 fathom),
shallow and narrow at its entrance from the Red Sea proper.
temperature, <20C in winter, and a salinity of 4.1%, limit the
distribution of tropical fauna and flora. Yet, the Gulf is known for
its high biodiversity, and many endemics. More than 1200 fish species
and smaller or larger invertebrates are to be found in the Gulf. Most
of them recoded in our site.
The aim of this portal, and especially the web guides – is to direct
you to the various phyla and classes of the Gulf's marine organism, and
increase public awareness to their presence and wellbeing, and thereby
facilitate their preservation in face of the imminent dangers, due to
careless urban development and of negligence. Other sites – in Hebrew –
contain other educational materials. Visitors are encouraged to enter
personal site, communicate with the author, and contribute information