I completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree (2018) in ecological behaviour of dugong and two masters in ecology and behaviour of spinner dolphins (2007 and 2015) on the Egyptian Red Sea. I worked as Environmental Researcher in the Red Sea Protectorates.
I'm Diving Master Instructor PADI #639747 and teaching different specialty courses for the marine environment, Recently, I submitted four new PADI distinctive specialties on dugong conservation, marine biology, marine survey, and coral reefs monitoring survey courses that were approved to teach.
I'm Reef Check Trainer #38 for the coral reef survey. I'm REEF member #61301 and a conservation partner in IORS Region No. 61301.
I've completed the Presidential Leadership Program for Cadres (Executive PLP). Now am the Executive Manager of EcoPro Training Center for Marine Conservation.
The first project that I enrolled in was on the spinner dolphin conservation in 2006 under the supervision of Red Sea Protectorates, Marsa Alam, Egypt, and the Italian Cooperation. Shark ecology was my second project that was funded by Project AWARE Europe, in the southern diving sites, the Egyptian Red Sea. Three projects for dugong that were funded by Rufford Foundation were conducted on the Egyptian Red Sea between 2015 and 2106. Indeed the climate change events, new projects are planning to conduct several topics on oceanic whitetip sharks, dugong, spinner dolphins, coral bleaching, and reef fishes.
Dugong: Evidence of the occurrence of large dugong in the Red Sea, status of the Red Sea dugongs, photo identification in Marsa Alam and Wadi El-Gemal National Park, and stranding of a neonatal dugong calf.
Dolphins: Behaviour of Spinner Dolphins in Sha'ab Samadai in Marsa Alam, estimation of the abundance of the spinner dolphins using photo identification, and effect of the swim- with-dolphin tourism on the behaviour of spinner dolphin in Samadai Reef.
Sharks: Human impacts on the presence of sharks at diving sites of the Southern Red Sea, Egypt, and photo identification of the oceanic whitetip shark in Elphinstone Reef, Marsa Alam.
Coral Reef: Using the methodology of Reef Check and CoraWatch. Other survey methods for monitoring the coral reef ecology are performed.
Reef Fishes: REEF conservation partner for the IORS region (the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea). Updating the database for the diving and snorkeling sites in the Egyptian Red Sea.
Marine Biology, Marine Survey,
CoralWatch Coral Health Chart
2010 - 2019
Whale Shark, Dugong, Shark,
Sea Turtle, EFRIT, Master, Boat, Drift, UW Navigation
2008 - 2009
Marine Resource Management,
Digital UW Photography, Deep, Fish ID, Nitrox, Emergency O2, UW Naturalist, Equipment, DPV, Night, Search&Recovery, Wreck
Spinner Dolphin Conservation
2015 - 2016 - 2017
Dugong Ecology & Behviour
2003 - 2004
2004 - 2005
2005 - 2013
2013 - 2018
2018 - 2022
2018 - 2022
2020 - 2022
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