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NSU OC Scientists Receive Global News Coverage


Sam Purkis, Ph.D., assistant professor of the Oceanographic Center, briefs the press on work conducted in the Red Sea.


A manuscript authored by Sam Purkis, Ph.D., assistant professor of the Oceanographic Center (OC), recently published in the journal GEOLOGY, has received extensive media coverage from both the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) and Nature News. The work, co-authored by Gwilym Rowlands, OC research scientist, and Bernhard Riegl, Ph.D., OC professor, explains the morphology of coral reefs in the Middle East in relation to a past monsoonal climate that, several thousand years ago, characterized the now ultra-dry Saharan region.

Purkis briefed the press on the work while attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Following the release of the story by the BBC, the work received further attention from numerous media organizations. The OC team is sponsored on this project by the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, the director of which, Philip Renaud, also contributed to the publication.

GEOLOGY is the leading journal in the earth sciences and the article appears in the March edition.