Ras Mohamed National Park

Aquarius Diving Club

Ras Mohammed is Egypt’s first National Park, founded in 1983 and expanded in 1988 to include two islands, Tiran and Sanafir which are located approximately 6 km offshore from the Sinai Peninsula. The total park area covers 480 km², including 115 km² of surface land area and 345 km² area over water.   Ras Mohammed Park sits at an advantageous site at the extreme tip of the Sinai Peninsula.   This position at the convergence point of the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aquaba is awash in strong currents that bring rich nutrients to the area.

It is these nutrients that account for the vast number and diversity of marine life found in these protected waters. There is a mangrove community, salt marshes, inter-tidal flats, and coral reef ecosystems that are internationally recognized as among the world’s best.  The marine area is home to more than 1000 species of fish, 218 species of hard and soft corals, 40 species of star…

View original post 395 more words

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Ras Mohamed National Park”

Let us know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s