When denser river water flows into the ocean, it creeps along the bottom churning up sediments to create a turbidity current. For the first time, researchers caught a flood-triggered hyperpycnal flow in a murky, cloudy mess surging into the Gulf of Aqaba on video.
A new volcanic island has appeared in the Red Sea almost overnight. The eruption was first reported by local fishermen in mid-December 2011, 40 miles off the coast of Yemen. This before and after animated GIF shows the before and after.
In 1995, the temperature of the Red Sea rose abruptly. It's already-warm waters became 0.7°C hotter, which is a significant amount for a body of water whose reefs support life that's adapted for a very specific temperature. Scientists studying the Red Sea recently published a study using satellite data to prove that…
Did you hear about the one with the long-bearded Charlton Heston-lookalike who chats with flaming bushes and uses his big honking stick to part the waters of entire seas? Well, scientists have found how the water-parting may actually have happened.