Shelling out for tur­tles to re­turn home

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A group of en­dan­gered tur­tles was re­leased into the ocean to­day after be­ing re­ha­bil­i­tated by ma­rine bi­ol­o­gists at Shar­jah Aquar­ium. The five adult and ju­ve­nile hawks­bill tur­tles were rein­tro­duced into the wild at the Nat­u­ral Re­serve at Al Ham­riya Beach. The event was held to co­in­cide with World Tur­tle Day and is part of Shar­jah Mu­seum De­part­ment’s Be­cause We Care so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ini­tia­tive. Manal Ataya, Direc­tor Gen­eral of the de­part­ment, said: “Shar­jah has a rich mar­itime her­itage and mark­ing World Tur­tle Day high­lights our vi­tal role.”

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