EILAT, ISRAEL - JULY 14: Prof Maoz Fine, Head, Laboratory for Coral Reef Ecology, Interuniversity Institute of Marine Science, performs general maintenance work of the first CMSI system, the first monitoring station installed in the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, and the world's first real-time, open data coral monitoring station. CMSI is an open access real-time data online database enabling researchers from around the globe to collaborate and advance the understanding of the effects of the environment on coral function and wellbeing. CMSI collects data on multiple environmental parameters - air and water temperature, wind speed and direction, light intensity at the sea's surface and underwater conditions, and coral physiological performance. Scientists plan to install more CMSI stations throughout the Red Sea in 2022. Despite sea temperatures rising faster in the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba than the global average rate, the coral reef of the northernmost point of the Red Sea exhibit remarkable resilience and seem immune to the effects of global warming. Scientists are trying to understand the biological capacity of these corals to live at higher temperatures, hoping this knowledge could help reefs elsewhere in the world. The scientific community estimates that over 90% of reefs will die by 2050 due to climate change and direct human impact. The Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba corals might be one of the last remaining complete ecosystems by 2100. However, there's a glimmer of hope that this surviving coral reef could be used as a blueprint for an entirely new climate-resilient ecosystem. (Photo by Lukasz Larsson Warzecha/Getty Images).