Atlantis staff release baby sharks. Image Credit: Supplied


Atlantis, The Palm released 15 baby sharks and two stingrays into the Arabian Gulf as part of ongoing efforts to ensure marine sustainability it was announced on Thursday.

The resort regularly carries out beach cleanups, mangrove planting and wildlife releases. This latest effort saw 15 young Arabian carpet sharks and two honeycomb stingrays released into the sea at the Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary in Dubai on April 2.

Each of the marine animals, aged between ten months and one-years-old, had been born and cared for in the Atlantis’ fish hospital before being deemed fit to enter the sea. 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 to be released into open waters. 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.