Djibouti mission, the film
Watch the full film of the mission the Transnational Red Sea Center conducted in Djibouti in September in partnership with its local and regional partners form the University of Djibouti, the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche de Djibouti (CERD) and the Red Sea University in Port Sudan. Discover the exceptional health of global warming resistant coral reefs in the Gulf of Tadjoura, and feel the thrill - and necessity - of bridging science and diplomacy to protect them through a regional approach.
The exceptional health of Djibouti's corals is a welcomed reality that the TRSC observed during this 12-day mission. Despite an average water temperature of 31 degrees Celsius - its seasonal peak -, no signs of bleaching (i.e., the rupture of the symbiosis between the coral and the micro-algae that it shelters in its tissue and which brings it its color, but above all provide the coral with most of its nutrients) was detected on the six sites studied by the mission along the coasts of the small State of the Horn of Africa located at the southern end of the Red Sea.