Marine experts release baby sharks and stingrays into the ocean.
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DUBAI – Baby sharks and stingrays born and cared for at the fish hospital of a Dubai resort were released into the ocean recently.
Ocean-themed resort Atlantis The Palm teamed up with Dubai Municipality and Dubai’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment for the marine conservation effort.
The latest campaign saw 15 young Arabian carpet sharks and two honeycomb stingrays released into the ocean at the Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary in Dubai.
The marine animals, aged between ten months and one-yearold, had been born and cared for in the Atlantis’ fish hospital before being deemed fit to enter the ocean.
A team of marine experts carefully studied each one based on its size and how well they were feeding before deciding they were strong enough be released into the open ocean.
The release was carried out in the presence of Dr. Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, Executive Director at Environment, Health and Safety Control Sector of Dubai Municipality.
Atlantis The Palm is home to more than 65,000 marine animals, said Natasha Christie, Director of The Lost Chambers, Atlantis The Palm. GAD/Expat Media
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