Red Sea Newsletter
19th April 2004
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The Club House in Down Town El Gouna....
Point In The Ocean - The deepest part of
the ocean was first pinpointed in 1951 by HM Survey
Ship Challenger in the Marianas Trench in the Pacific
Ocean. In March 1995 a depth of 10,911 m (35,797
ft) was recorded as the most accurate measurement
Fish - The world's largest fish is the
rare plankton-feeding whale shark (Rhincodon typus),
which is found in the warmer areas of the Atlantic,
Pacific, and Indian Oceans. The largest scientifically
recorded example is 12.65 m (41 ft 6 in) long.
Dive By A Mammal - The deepest dive by
a mammal was made by a bull sperm whale (Physeter
macrocephalus) off the coast of Dominica, in the
Caribbean, in 1991. Scientists recorded the dive
to a depth of 2,000m (6,500 ft). The dive lasted
one hour 13 minutes.
Poisonous Fish - Many species of fish
are poisonous to eat, but the most poisonous
are the puffer fish of the Red Sea and Indo-Pacific
region. They have a fatally poisonous toxin
called tetrodoxin. The fish's ovaries, eggs,
blood, liver intestines, and, to a lesser extent,
its skin, contain the poison. Less than 0.1g
is enough to kill an adult in as little as 20
As part of its 2010 World Cup campaign,
Egypt plans to build a paper pyramid alongside
those at Giza. The pyramid will comprise
of paper messages declaring the global
support for Egypt's bid, and is hoped
to be the securing link for the 2010 extravaganza.
of Youth and Sports Alieddin Hilal said
he expected around 20 million messages
of support for the bid to be collected
from all over Egypt. They will be arranged
into a pyramid, which it is estimated
will stand 15 metres (50 feet) high and
12.5 metres (41 feet) wide.
week we highlighted the fact that a group of
Italian investors are approaching the Government
with a proposal for a massive development plan
on Giftun Island. Needless to say, such a plan
would have devastating effect on the environment
and would also establish an extremely dangerous
precedent of giving away National Parks to developers.
The Governor of the Red Sea, General Saad Abou
Rida, has already taken a strong stand against
this scheme. If you are concerned with this
issue, please show your support by signing the
on-line petition. The petition can be found
Largest Electronics Distributor in the world
soon in Hurghada / Esplanada Mall next to Sindbad
Africa at the Nile Hilton - April
29th to May 8th
Experience South Africa’s authentic cuisine
prepared by South African Chefs and enjoy the
cultural experience of a Zulu band of dancers
and musicians. For
reservations please call 02 5780444/666 ext
are approximately 200 known species of octopuses.
Larger species are most often found in cold, northern
waters. Most make their homes in shallow coastal
water and live inside dens or small caves at the
ocean floor level. If no such items are available,
octopuses will happily live inside old car tires,
pots, jars and other debris.
Octopuses are considered anti-social, and live
and travel alone. Octopuses frequently block the
entrance to their homes with rocks and debris
to keep others at arms length.
Octopuses come in all sizes from 2-inches long
to 18-feet in length. The most widely known octopus
is the Common Octopus, which lives in the Mediterranean
and the Atlantic oceans. The Common octopus reaches
10-feet in length. The larger, Giant Octopus,
makes its home in the Pacific, and has a diameter
of over 30-feet.
are perhaps best known for their long, sucker
carrying arms. The typical octopus has 8 arms,
with each arm holding two rows of fleshy suckers.
Each octopus has a total of 240 suction cups
on the underside of each arm. If an arm is
bitten off, diseased or otherwise missing
from the octopus, a new arm grows back in
its place. The arms are joined at the base
of the octopus in an area known as the "skirt".
In the center of the skirt, lies the the octopus'
mouth of the octopus contains a pair of sharp,
horn-styled beaks and the radula, an organ used
to drill shells apart and suck away fleshy meat.
The octopus seizes its prey by means of its sucker-bearing
arms. It then pulls the prey into its mouth. A
poisonous salivary secretion is emitted immediately,
paralyzing the prey and partially digesting it.
The octopus then chews, using both its horny jaw
and radula. Common prey of the octopus include
crabs and lobsters. Several species of octopus
feed on other shellfish, plankton and marine fish.
dictionaries accept either "octopuses"
or "octopi," as do most of those who
work with the animals.
(upper floor) in Kafr El Gouna, El Gouna
resort. Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom,
1 guest bathroom, open kitchen, large
reception, balcony. Overlooks the sea
and Club House. Including A/Cs and possibly
almost new furniture. Please call :
010 500 0625.
your own business?
Salon America, excellent reputation,
great business - servicing foreign women
and men for 6 years - is offering complete
salon setup for rent (due to leaving
Egypt). 2 station salon, with shampoo
area , private bathroom and seperate
private back room. Located in Sekella,
Hurghada, beside El Souk Mall. For more
information or to view, please call
Wendy 012 243 9945.
sale - childrens
car seat, infant up to 2-3 years,
American Graco brand (new 800LE). Asking
250 LE. Please contact : 012 243 9945.
sale : GMC washing
washine, gas cooker,
30" Toshiba TV.
Please contact: 012 283 1020. Hurghada.
(large), arm chair with foot stool –
cream colour with teak wood (very comfy
for afternoon DVD viewing!) –
2000 LE. Please contact : Karim 010
EOS-50E with lens 19-35. Plus
lens 28-50. Plus lense 100-300. Plus
electronic strobe. Package deal - 1000
Euro. For information call: 065 444675.
New long-john, Dacor, Size 4
Monosuit with hood, Coltri Sub,
Monosuit, Easyjet, Green/Black,
Shorty, Size 3
2 piece suit, Cressi Sub, Size
Woolly Bear, Mares, Size XL
Long-John, Size 2, Pink
2 piece, Pink/Green, Size XS
Monosuit, Protype, Size 3
For information contact: 012 563 0130
Underwater Camera Systems for SALE:
Pro Set including:
Camera MM2ex (black), Strobe YS120TTL,
Viewfinder 16-35mm, 2 x Wide Angle Lense
16mm & 20mm, 2x Makro Lense 1:3
& 1:2, Color Filter 20mm, Lense
Holder, Multi Stay Set, Strobe Arm S&S
160cm, Lense holder and Camera Case
1x Limited Set including:
Camera MM2ex (yellow) , Strobe YS120TTL,
Viewfinder 16-35mm, Multi Stay Set,
Strobe Arm 6 and S&S Camera Bag.
For more info and price please call
: 010 546 8800. Hurghada.
GMC 95 as new, wheel drive, auto transmission,
ABS, heavy duty
suspension, elec driver seat, velour
miters, dark red metallic, central locking,
rear wiper. Please
contact Wessam El Sebai : 010 578 3697
or Dr Dia El Sebai : 012 733 3322.
Dodge Crysler, 1982 model with A/C,
power steering, central locking, electric
windows. Excellent condition, contact
012 747 2899 (Hurghada)
for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada.
Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with
3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone
and automatic washing machine. Please
contact : 012 747 2899
Belly Dancing teacher wanted
for intermediate level student. Please
contact Susann: 010 699 2513 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Club House, El Gouna, is looking for
If you are qualified for this position,
012 311 3434 or email email@example.com
wanted for a half breed Rhodesian Ridgeback
Needs lots of space and needs to be
walked daily. If you are interested
call : 012 273 7859
Nawas Resort, Marsa Alam, Egypt is seeking
a House Keeping
Manager for immediate employment.
Good work environment and good employment
opportunity. Please contact us by fax
at (2) 012 249 3448 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a current contact telephone
Middle East & Russia is looking
for an Administrative
Assistant for our Hurghada Office.
Would you like to apply? Forward your
c.v. to email@example.com
or call us at 010 546 7700 or 065-447520.
**** World Class Abo Nawas Resort
in Marsa Alam, Opening New Season
April 2004 - employment
opportunities in all departments.
For more info contact us by fax at
(2) 012 249 3448 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nawas Resort **** world class resort,
located in pristine Marsa Alam, Egypt,
is seeking foreign resident for public
relation & secretary position.
English a must and some Italian and
computer experience preferred. Good
work opportunity. Please contact us
by fax (2) 012 249 3448 or email us
wanted to rent
from June. Must have minimum 2 bedrooms
and balcony. Please contact : George
between 3 pm till 7 pm. 012 789 3992
wanted, in Hurghada, to rent from June
for long-term rental. Minimum 2 bedrooms
and must have garden. Please contact:
Julie 447 309
wanted. Must have A/C. Preferably 1997
or younger. Any make considered. Price
range between 20,000 to around 30,000
LE. Please contact :
396 0819. Hurghada.
and responsible Hair
Designer and/or Beauty Professional.
Want your own business? Tired of working
for others? Great business opportunity,
for more information, please call :
Wendy 012 243 9945. Hurghada.
Looking for physioterapist/personal
trainer. Please contact : email@example.com
: 2nd hand baby & children’s
in good condition. Please contact: Busy
Bees Nursery 447 314 or 010 308 3969.
is looking for a part-time
Secretary with a love for the
enviroment for the Hurghada office.
English language must be fluent, while
other languages are a bonus. Looking
for someone to start immediately. Salary
is to be discussed. Please email :
Amar or phone 012 398 8108.
for a Training
partner in sports, running, biking.
No competition. Just for fun. Running
distance from 5 km upwards. Biking to
Gouna or Safaga, maybe more. Please
call: 010 545 9991
property in El
Gouna in $35,000 to $45,000 price
range. Please contact : Mr.Thompson
required to work part-time as Nursery
speak fluent English. Nursery experience
preferred, but not essential as full
training will be given. Salary dependent
on experience. Please contact: Marika
012 393 4407. El Gouna.
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