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EVERY DAY WE CELEBRATE THE OCEAN AT ATLANTIS

Every year since 2002, the world has come together for World Oceans Day, a day of celebration and conservation in honor of one of the world’s most precious natural resources. Atlantis, Paradise Island is resort fully committed to flourishing Bahamian ecology and through that commitment continues to provide guests with one-of-a-kind marine interactions that not only change perspective, but also benefit the sustainability
of the ocean and its inhabitants.

A portion of the cost of all marine programs and experiences goes directly toward the resort’s nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, The Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF), dedicated to saving sea species and their extraordinary habitats throughout
The Bahamas and surrounding Caribbean seas.

 

What is the blue project?

The Blue Project Foundation 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 coral  in the lagoons at Atlantis that will be reintroduced to help restore reefs.

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Saving Manny the manatee

Following a three-month recovery period under the close care of the marine mammal team at Atlantis, a wild Florida manatee was released and has now rejoined the growing population of wild manatees in The Bahamas.

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Juvenile Turtle Release

In the later summer months,  Atlantis becomes a part of the baby sea turtle hatchling migration of two-year old turtles from our beach to the ocean. This magical moment ensures that these tiny creatures are protected from predators while under the watchful eye of the Atlantis Seakeepers.

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Born at Atlantis: Endangered Seahorses

Seakeeper Elgin discusses the recent births of endangered seahorses at Atlantis Bahamas.

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Born at Atlantis: Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish

Seakeeper Elgin introduces you to the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish born at Atlantis Bahamas.

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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
 

The Blue Project How Atlantis Supports the
Blue Project Foundation

A nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, the foundation receives its funding from the generosity of Atlantis, Paradise Island’s guests and their participation in the resort’s marine interactions and experiences.

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2018 Tour De Turtles Cheer on our turtle

Atlantis has partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to bring awareness to the issues sea turtles face by sponsoring a leatherback turtle in the 2018 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.
Everyone is welcome to use our Resource and Activity Guides.

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