About Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam is a resort town on the Red Sea in Egypt. It's renowned for its sandy beaches and coral reefs. The U-shaped Abu Dabab Bay is known for its sea turtles and dugongs (sea cows). Kite-surf site El Naaba Lagoon is separated from the open sea by a coral reef. Wadi el-Gemal National Park, south of the town, encompasses desert, seagrass beds, reefs and islands.
Mystery sea urchin deaths threaten Red Sea coral reefs
... " Now the black sea urchin disappeared from all the areas I surveyed north of Hurghada to south of Marsa Alam...
Three Britons missing after Egypt boat fire
... Twelve others Britons were rescued from the boat which was off the coast of Marsa Alam, local authorities said...