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EVERY DAY WE CELEBRATE THE OCEAN AT ATLANTIS

Every June 8th since 2002 the world has come together for World Oceans Day, a day of celebration and conservation of the world's oceans. Atlantis, Paradise Island will be doing its part by working to restore coral reefs damaged during Hurricane Matthew. As part of a two-day project, members of the Atlantis Marine team will harvest over 100 pieces of coral grown in on-property nurseries, and divers will replant them (known as outplanting) back onto damaged reefs on the coast of New Providence in The Bahamas.

The coral outplanting initiative is just one of the projects that Atlantis has taken on to protect marine life. Another is our continued work with dolphins left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Atlantis established Dolphin Cay, a peaceful 14-acre environment where the Katrina dolphins could rehabilitate under the supervision of our veterinarians and aquarists, and where they continue to thrive as permanent residents. There's also Estuary Lagoon, where juvenile animals born at Atlantis can safely mature before being released into the Bahamian ecosystem.

What is the blue project

The Blue Project is committed to supporting environmental organizations and helping them build capacity.

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WATCH CORAL REEF PSA

Scientists are working with Atlantis team members to grow cora  in the lagoons at Atlantis that will be reintroduced to help restore reefs.

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The Katrina Dolphins Story

‚ÄčIn the devastation from Hurricane Katrina, thousands were left without homes – including 16 special dolphins.

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ATlantis cares


Why is the ocean important and why
should we protect it?

Oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface, contain 97% of the earth's water, and represent 99% of the living space on the planet by volume.
 
What impacts do humans have on the oceans?

As much as 40 per cent of the world oceans are heavily affected by human activities like pollution, depleted fisheries, and loss of coastal habitats.
 
Why are coral reefs important?

Coral reefs are also known as the "rainforests of the sea." They cover less than 1% of the sea floor, but contain 25% of all marine species.
 
How has Atlantis Blue Project contributed
to the Bahamas?

Ten percent (10%) of The Bahamas is now conserved in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Atlantis Blue Project is assisting its partners to preserve 20% of Bahamian waters by 2020.

Dolphin Cay is an accredited member of the following:
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums Accredited by the International Marine Animal Trainers Association

2017 Tour De Turtles Cheer on Soca

Atlantis has partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to bring awareness to the issues sea turtles face by sponsoring a leatherback turtle named Soca in the 2017 Tour De Turtles.

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Estuary Lagoon OBSERVE NEWBORN SHARKS AND RAYS

Paradise Island’s Estuary Lagoon serves as transitional home for many immature Atlantis marine specimens. Many Southern stingrays and Bonnethead sharks spend their early years in safety in this secure, shallow-water nursery environment.

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DOLPHIN CAY EDUCATION CENTER

Learn about dolphins, sea lions, coral reefs and ocean conservation. Download PDF's full of information.<br /> Everyone is welcome to use our Resource and Activity Guides.

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