81 persone di 8 diverse nazioni presero parte al 1° workshop JBL sul Mar Rosso. Il workshop ebbe luogo nell'Ecolodge Marsa Shagra, situata immediatamente sull’eccezionale barriera corallina, in un punto di agevole accesso ai fondali che permette immersioni e snorkeling senza danneggiare la barriera corallina.
One week was devoted to research activities. Under the guidance of experts, water samples were taken and analysed and underwater light measurements carried out. Underwater feeding trials on free-ranging reef inhabitants gave useful information on the acceptance of JBL MariPerls marine food.
The aggression behaviour of fish could be observed in mirror trials. Using a special plankton net, plankton was gathered and identified under a microscope. The participants observed oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharodon longimanus)on Elfinstone Reef, after having learnt to understand about their body language in a lecture by Dr. Erich Ritter (Shark Project).