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Summer term 2020

Welcome, Anna and Felix!

We are happy to announce that two students joined us in our project. Anna Haider and Felix Puff will be doing their Bachelor thesis with us! Felix will analyze photo-quadrat pictures we took in fossil & recent reefs in Egypt and Sudan, while Anna is still exploring the possibilities and she is currently having a first glance at fossil sediments. Welcome in our project!


Second fieldwork in Egypt

Our second fieldwork in Egypt is completed as well. We spent three intense weeks working on the fossil reefs between Al Quseir and Sharm El Luli. We have a lot of fossil data from Egypt now and are looking forward to analyze it as soon as possible!


Exploration of Sudanese reefs

The reefs in Sudan look good! We just came back from a dive trip to explore the modern reefs in Sudan and were impressed by the amount of fish and healthy coral. We did not observe any widespread signs of bleaching due to high temperature either, even though the surface water temperature was 32 degrees Celsius. Special thanks to our colleagues Götz Reinicke, Johannes Höhn, Rebecca Klaus and Michael Kriegl for their companionship and highly appreciated tips for future trips. We are also thankful for the wonderful team of Don Questo, who made our time on board unforgettable!

The team visiting the lighthouse on the Sanganeb atoll