Biography

Dr. Ahmed Shawky

PhD Marine Biologist


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 to PADI new outlines of dugong conservation, marine biology, and marine survey distinictive specialty diver 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 for 2022.


I've completed the Presidential Leadership Program for Cadres (Executive PLP). Now am the Executive Manager of EcoPro Training Center via training personnel the skills for Marine Conservation


PROJECTS WORK


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.

SPINNER DOLPHIN

SHARK

DUGONG

Areas of Expertise


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.

  • Occurrence of a large dugong

  • Status of the Red Sea dugongs

  • Photo identification of dugongs

  • Behaviour of Spinner Dolphins

  • Estimation abundance of Spinner Dolphin using photo-ID


  • Effect of swim-with-dolphin tourism on the behaviour of spinner dolphins


  • Human impacts on the presence of sharks at diving sites


  • Photo identification of oceanic whitetip shark in Elphinstone

PADI Diving

Instructor Rating

2021

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

Environmental  Projects

2006

Spinner Dolphin Conservation


2008

Shark Ecology


2015 - 2016 - 2017

Dugong Ecology & Behviour

Positions

2003 - 2004


Diver

Sindbad Submarine | Hurghada

2004 - 2005


Environmental Researcher

Red Sea Protectorates | Hurghada

2005 - 2013


Environmental Researcher

Red Sea Protectorates | Marsa Alam

2013 - 2018


Environmental Researcher

Red Sea Protectorates | Wadi El-Gemal

2018 - 2022


Environmental Researcher

Technical Office of the Minister of Environment | Cairo

2018 - 2022


Member

Sirenia Specialist Group | IUCN

2020 - 2022


Executive Manager

EcoPro Training Center | Ismailia

Contact Me


ِAddress: 84721, 68 St., Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt.

Timing: 9:00 AM - 20:00 PM.


Phone: +201013854500


E-mail: ahmedshawky_7@hotmail.com