EILAT, ISRAEL - JULY 18: Sunrise, looking North-East, over the heavily developed Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba on July 18, 2022, in Eilat, Israel. Here the reef's most pristine and precious parts (bottom right corner of the frame) are right 'next door' to industrial structures. Coral reefs are complete ecosystems, and although the coral reef in Eilat is capable of withstanding climate change, it is also under threat from anthropogenic factors - large-scale development, waste run-offs into the sea and light pollution. 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).