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Jumeirah celebrates World Sea Turtle day

The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) has collaborated with the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in Dubai Mall.

The collaboration has witnessed the release of 40 endangered sea turtles into the Arabian Gulf next to Jumeirah Al Naseem in commemoration of World Sea Turtle Day.

For past three years, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in Dubai Mall has supported the DTRP and this year raised awareness of the project by hosting five of turtles as part of their rehabilitation process.

The four juvenile hawksbills and one amputee juvenile green turtle named Jane were displayed in a large exhibit to raise awareness about plight of the sea turtles in the region and also to promote the project via literature around the exhibit. In support of the project and research, Dubai Mall Aquarium then purchased five satellite tags for the turtles to enable the team to track their progress in the wild.

More than 1,300 sea turtles have been successfully returned to the sea over the past ten years since the project’s inception.