EILAT, ISRAEL - JULY 13: Young girl presses her hand against the glass window of The Underwater Observatory Marine Park in Eilat on July 13, 2022, in Eilat, Israel. The Underwater Observatory Marine Park Eilat, established in 1975 as the first of its kind in the world, is independent of The Interuniversity Institute (IUI) for Marine Sciences. The Underwater MArine Observatory gives the public a rare opportunity to observe the underwater world without getting wet. The coral reef surrounding the observatory is partially planted and cared for by a team of divers; however, the observatory is not bounded by a net enclosing fish. 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 Ulrika Larsson/Getty Images).