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Marine and Coastal Resources of Eritrea: Promising Economic Potential

The marine bio-diversity in the Red Sea: over 1000 different species of fish and 250 types of corals
Over 1000 different species of fish and 250 types of corals are found in the Eritrean Red Sea. Its marine bio-diversity also spans from the unicellular phytoplankton seedlings to the enormous wales.

BY ERITREA PROFILE

The marine biodiversity in the Red Sea spans from the unicellular phytoplankton seedlings to the enormous wales. Over 1000 different species of fish and 250 types of corals are found in the Red Sea.

Besides, invertebrates, mollusks, and gastropods, as well as marine plants such as the three types of mangrove trees, are among the major resources of the Red Sea. Continue reading Marine and Coastal Resources of Eritrea: Promising Economic Potential

Eritrea’s Marine Resource: Worth Exploring, Worth Investing In (Part-2)

BY SEMIR DEID | SHABAIT

The Eritrean marine resources are vastly distributed within the long coast and below the beautifully and carefully preserved sea. As a continuation to the first part of Eritrea’s marine resources, this section gives details about the coral reefs, bird life, sea turtles, vegetation, tourism prospects and more. Continue reading Eritrea’s Marine Resource: Worth Exploring, Worth Investing In (Part-2)

Eritrea’s Marine Resource: Worth Exploring, Worth Investing In (Part I)

BY SEMIR SEID | SHABAIT

Eritrea has a coastline of more than 1,350 km along the south-western coast of the Red Sea, rich in diverse marine resources and habitat. The territorial waters cover an area of about 55,000 km2.

The region and particularly the coastal line and the offshore islands embrace an average of 31°while in the Danakil Depression (100 meters below sea level) the temperature is 38 – 50°C. The harsh climate never prevents people from living in and gaining from the diverse resources the sea offers. Continue reading Eritrea’s Marine Resource: Worth Exploring, Worth Investing In (Part I)