2011 November 26 06:30
Jumeirah releases 40kg turtle back into the ocean with satellite tag
Dubai, November 26 2011 – This weekend hundreds of guests and competition winners gathered to watch the release of six rehabilitated green sea turtles from the beach at Madinat Jumeirah.
As part of the UAE 40th National Day Celebrations, a 40kg turtle was released back into the ocean. The turtle, called 'Emerald', was brought to the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project at Burj Al Arab three years ago after suffering from life threatening injuries.
On the morning of the release, Emerald was fitted with a satellite tracking device that enables the public to monitor her movements throughout the world's oceans while gaining invaluable insight into the life of a turtle.
Dubai’s only turtle rehabilitation project is a collaboration between Jumeirah’s Aquarium team and the Wildlife Protection Office, with essential veterinary support provided by the Dubai Falcon Clinic and the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory.
For more information about the project, visit www.jumeirah.com/turtles.
For updates, competitions and to follow the tagged turtle, visit www.facebook.com/turtle.rehabilitation
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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Public Relations and Communications
PO Box 214159 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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