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New video of Red Sea reefs affirms what we already know: The Red Sea is spectacular!

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jan 03, 2014 10:15 AM
The coral reefs of the Red Sea are some of the most surreal and exotic. While the region is notorious for unpredictably strong winds, the underwater landscape is relatively sheltered and often beautifully serene. As a result, impossibly delicate aquascapes form here and nowhere else, and life here almost appear magically suspended in time and space. If you need aquascaping inspiration, look no further than the Red Sea.

This video contains some above-water footage, but it's the underwater footage that takes our breath away.  In case you want to jump straight to the good stuff, the two segments of underwater video begins at 2:25 and 9:35. Massive gnarly reef rocks - some towering several stories tall - intermix with coral bommies, sandy deserts, and ship wrecks to create an ecosystem like no other.  We really never tire of seeing Red Sea footage.

What to see more of the Red Sea?  Read Richard Aspinall's photo-documentary of the Red Sea.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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