The Red Sea is considered as a separate eco-system, being only connected at its southern end to the Indian ocean (that is until recently, a little over a century, when the Mediterranean Sea was connected to it by the Suez Canal.
This isolation, has caused the Red Sea to be unspoilt over the eons. Its corals are still in good shape compared to other regions of the world where human activities take their toll on the environment.
The following pictures gives you an idea of some items from the Red Sea. They were taken by Minolta Dimage Digital camera. Click on any picture to see a larger image.
|This was collected from the Egyptian Red Sea. It is the skeleton of a star fish. Commonly known as a sand dollar in the U.S.A.|
|This is another type of sand dollar. However, it is very rare, compared to the other type above.|