From OpenwaterpediaBab-el-Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. In the north, there is the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal). The Red Sea is a Global 200 eco-region. T
The Red Sea is about 2250 km (1398 miles) long and, at its widest point, 355 km (220.6 miles) wide. There are also extensive shallow shelves, noted for their marine life and corals. The sea is the habitat of over 1,000 invertebrate species, and 200 soft and hard corals. It is the world's northernmost tropical sea.