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.
The Blue Project is committed to supporting environmental organizations and helping them build capacity.
The Atlantis Blue Project Foundation - helps rehabilitate damaged coral reefs by growing small coral fragments to repopulate reefs that have been eliminated through disease, hurricanes, or bleaching. Since its inception more than 10 years ago, the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation has generated over $5 million through funding from Atlantis guests’ participation in the resort’s marine adventures and is dedicated to saving sea species and their extraordinary habitats throughout The Bahamas and surrounding Caribbean seas.
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Scientists are working with Atlantis team members to grow cora in the lagoons at Atlantis that will be reintroduced to help restore reefs.
Scientists are working with Atlantis, Paradise Island, team members to grow coral fragments in the lagoons at Atlantis that will be reintroduced to help restore important reefs.Watch
In the devastation from Hurricane Katrina, thousands were left without homes – including 16 special dolphins.
In the devastation from Hurricane Katrina, thousands were left without homes – including 16 special dolphins. A massive rescue effort helped them thrive in their new home at Atlantis, where they welcome visitors to Dolphin Cay.Watch
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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