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Swine Flu Kills Sharks

Swine Flu Kills Sharks

Sharks are not, of course, dying directly from catching this deadly virus. However, they are dying as a result of efforts to eradicate the virus among humans and other land animals.

The production process of the H1N1 vaccine requires squalene -  an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50. this substance is widely available in nature through olive oil, wheat germ oil and rice bran oil, but only in very small quantities. At the moment large quantities of the vaccine are needed and the best source of squalene is sebum and shark-liver oils. Deep-water sharks provide the most squalene.

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CSCL Hamburg Grounded

CSCL Hamburg Grounded

As we were preparing to go to print news came in of a shipping disaster on a well-known reef in the Red Sea.   A large container ship, the CSCL Hamburg, was grounded o...

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Fire Destroys Liveaboard

Fire Destroys Liveaboard

At approximately 02.00 on 30 January 2010, MY Typhoon caught fire whilst at dry dock in Suez.  All work had been completed on MY Typhoon and she was due to begin her...

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Photo Workshops

Photo Workshops

Well known journalist and photographer, Stuart Philpott, will be running a series of underwater photography workshops at Taba Heights Resort from January 2010. This will ...

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No More Shark Skin Wrist Bands

No More Shark Skin Wrist Bands

A major online retailer has announced that it has removed from its range all products made from exotic animal skins, including shark, stingray and eel.

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Hurghada Hotel in Egypt Top 10

Hurghada Hotel in Egypt Top 10

A recent magazine publication finds the Red Sea's 5-star deluxe Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel and this property's General Manager among the 10 best in Egypt.

CLEO magaz...

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Good News – Tourism set to recover

Good News – Tourism set to recover

The Tourism Minister has told reporters that although Egypt saw a drop of 2% in tourism in 2009 there are already signs of recovery for 2010. The Egyptian economy is depe...

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Red Sea gears up for LIDS

Red Sea gears up for LIDS

LIDS (London International Dive Show) will take place at Excel London in the UK on 27 and 28 March and the Red Sea community is busy preparing itself for this event. This...

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H2O MAGAZINE – the International face of the Red Sea – enjoys success at BOOT.

H2O MAGAZINE – the International face of the Red Sea – enjoys success at BOOT.

After a very successful time at BOOT 2013 in Dusseldorf the next English edition of this magazine is already being put together. This will be available to readers in earl...

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