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EILAT, ISRAEL - JULY 14: Vibrant soft coral (Dendronephthya sp) at 45 metres depth on July 14, 2022, in Eilat, Israel. Although, scientists believe that in certain places, soft corals will replace hard corals due to their quick-growing nature. The soft corals do not protect coastlines against storm surges, waves, and erosion. 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).