Atlantis Dubai Releases 15 Baby Sharks Into The Sea

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Making Waves In Marine Sustainability

Atlantis Dubai highlighted its commitment to marine sustainability efforts by releasing 15 baby sharks and two stingrays back into the ocean. This is the fifth time in the past few years that Atlantis has released sharks back into the wild after joining hands with Dubai Municipality and Dubai’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.  

Mother Daughter with Shark at Aquaventure

Did You Know...

Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years. That’s 100 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared on land.

Baby Sharks

Fifteen juvenile Arabian Carpet Sharks and two Honeycomb Stingrays were released back into the ocean at the Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary in Dubai.  

Each of the animals was between 10 months to a year old, all born at the Atlantis’ Fish Hospital and carefully monitored regarding their size and how well they were feeding before being certain they were fit to be released into the wild.  

“We go to every length possible to make sure each and every animal is healthy and cared for and regularly carry out a number of initiatives to maintain environmental sustainability,” said Natasha Christie, Director of The Lost Chambers Aquarium. 

“Everyone has a part to play in making sure that the future generations can enjoy Dubai and the ocean as much as we are able to. We look forward to continuing this initiative with the Dubai Municipality.” 

As apex predators, sharks are at the top of the food chain, keeping the marine animal population in check and serving as an indicator of ocean health. They also maintain the balance with competitors by weeding out the weak and helping to ensure species diversity. Wherever sharks cease to exist, the marine ecosystem loses its balance, which is why Atlantis Dubai is committed to continuing its breeding and release programs.  

Did You Know...

There are more than 350 distinct species of sharks found across the world, varying in size, diet and habitat, but the vast majority are harmless to humans. 

Did You Know...

There are more than 350 distinct species of sharks found across the world, varying in size, diet and habitat, but the vast majority are harmless to humans. 

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About Atlantis Dubai

From the tiniest reef fish to majestic sharks and stingrays, more than 65,000 marine animals harmoniously co-exist at Atlantis Dubai.  

Apart from being a Dubai icon, Atlantis is heavily involved in many CSR projects, like beach cleanups, mangrove planting and wildlife releases, and is committed to ensuring the prosperity of the marine environment.  

The ocean is at the heart of Dubai and the authorities strive to protect the environment and promote marine sustainability.

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