OceanX and Saudi Arabia’s NEOM project recently completed an expedition to the Red Sea.
The six-week trip involved 30 scientists carrying out research on the northern Red Sea’s shallow reefs and deep portions as well, with focus areas on mapping, genetics and oceanography.
The scientists conducted 1,100 hours’ worth of diving surveys, found eight new species and identified 341 fish species. They mapped over 1,500 square kilometers/579 square miles of the region.
The NEOM project is located in northwestern Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea.
The 535 hours of footage captured was turned into nine episodes that covered what the scientists explored.
You can check out OceanX’s episodes at neon.com.
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— NEOM (@NEOM) October 13, 2021