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Brief on Marine Scientist Abdullah Alsuhaibany Environmental scientist with a master of science in Marine Environmental Protection, University of North Wales -----presently working for the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) Also the official environmental scientist and member of Reef Chief Environmental Organization - (NGO) He joined our expedition between may 13th and May 16th. Yesterday or so -- he boarded the Golden shadow. Many thanks to Abdulla for sharing his knowledge and experience with our Reef Chief Mission.. He sends this message to his son and daughter: “hi Omran and Lein. I miss you all and I will see you soon. Say hi to your mom.” Abdulla