23 Jan

The Coral Restoration Project was established by Aviv Levi, the Scientific Director of the Underwater Observatory Park, who appeared on the “New Day” program with Dan Shilon and Tali Moreno and explained about the coral restoration project that has been ongoing at the Underwater Observatory Park for many years. The Coral Restoration and Planting project […]

23 Jan

Aviv Levi, The Scientific Director appeared on the “New Day” program with Dan Shilon and Tali Moreno, and talked about poisonous fish that have entered the waters of the Mediterranean and also, about sea horses. Recently a species of Stone Fish (synanceia verrucosa) has been seen in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the first sighting […]

23 Jan

The Underwater Observatory Park in Eilat is a combination of the fulfillment of a dream, a vision and reality. Come and become acquainted with people of vision: Morris Kahn, David Friedman and the partners who established and created a most unique project in Israel and the world. Meet the Global Scientific Director, Aharon Miroz, who […]

23 Jan

Scientific Director Aviv Levi appeared on the “New Day” program with Dan Shilon and Tali Moreno, and talked about sharks. Would you dive with sharks? Itamar Levi, 6 years old, the youngest child in the country to dive with sharks, and he even . . . enjoys it. Aviv Levi, Scientific Director of The Underwater […]

Danny Kushmaro dropped in to visit the Underwater Observatory and went diving with the sharks.
What frightens you more? Bees or sharks?
You’ll be surprised to learn that more people die in the world every year from bee stings than from sharks.
UNet people convened due to the significant and worrying decrease in the number of species of this magnificent animal – the shark.

During his visit to Eilat, Danny Kushmaro took the opportunity of raising awareness about the sharks. Human beings are not shark food, and most shark attacks are due to mistakes in identification: guided by one of the most sophisticated radar systems in nature, the shark identifies its prey well before it sees it: movements, excretions, smells, electrical waves, etc.
The shark feeds on injured and sick creatures, and is therefore one of natures ‘cleaners’. Attacking humans means that there has been an incorrect identification: how people swim reminds the shark of a wounded animal, and that is why it attacks.

Danny Kushmaro was asked to check whether this theory is correct. After a short briefing about the correct way to behave in a shark-filled environment, Danny entered the pool in order to check how the sharks would react. To Danny’s surprise the sharks demonstrated complete indifference to the new creature that had entered the swimming pool, since they had identified him as not being food.

23 Jan

Aviv Levi, The Scientific Director, appeared on the “New Day” program with Dan Shilon and Tali Moreno, and talked of abandoned cages and ‘ghost’ nets floating in the Red Sea. Many traps and nets have been abandoned in the Red Sea, creating death traps for thousands of creatures in the Gulf. Any creature ensnared in […]