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Calling again on God’s power, MOSES planted his staff in the water.  As the Hebrew people stood awestruck, the water surged and swirled, and the mighty Red Sea parted into two towering walls of water.  Between the walls was a rocky pathway that led down the middle.  It was truly a miracle.

With the path to freedom in front of him, AARON looked to Moses and gave his brother a smile.  Bravely, he stepped onto the path and began to walk between the walls of water.  Secure in the knowledge that they would be safe, THE HEBREW PEOPLE followed.

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natgeo Video by @BertieGregory. An octopus on the hunt at night in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. Here the octopus is net feeding where it spooks fish into little caves before ballooning with its 8 tentacles blocking all exits. Predators like this octopus are crucial to the functionality of coral reefs as they keep the number of grazing animals in check. If octopus are overfished and removed the reef, the number of grazers increases and the reef as a whole suffers. Long story short, ecosystems need predators. When you look after the predators, you look after everything underneath.

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  • natgeo Video by @bertiegregory. A scuba diver exits a cave through a school of glassfish. Filmed off the coast of Egypt in the Northern Red Sea. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!
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A couple of days ago I had the great luck to swim with a Dugong in the Red Sea, Egypt. The dugong is a medium-sized marine mammal. It is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of manatees. The dugong is the only strictly marine herbivorous mammal. The dugong is easily distinguished from the manatees by its fluked, dolphin-like tail, but also possesses a unique skull and teeth. Its snout is sharply downturned, an adaptation for feeding in benthic seagrass communities. The molar teeth are simple and peg-like unlike the more elaborate molar dentition of manatees.
Dugongs are found in warm coastal waters from the western Pacific Ocean to the eastern coast of Africa, they are generally found in warm waters around the coast with large numbers concentrated in wide and shallow protected bays.