It is a coastal and marine wetland that has coral reefs, mangroves, shallow lagoons, seagrass beds, oyster beds, and sandy shorelines that provide shelter to 539 marine species such as the critically endangered hawksbill
turtle, the endangered mottled eagle ray, and green turtle.
A rare Olive Ridley sea turtle, named 'Barnacle', checked out of Jumeirah Al Naseem's turtle rehabilitation lagoon on May 11 along with more than 70 critically endangered hawksbill
turtles, who had all been nursed back to health by the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP), headed back home into the waters of the Arabian Gulf.
There is no strong monitoring programme in the country and one of the things that environmentalists must do is invest in research that provides more information on the hawksbills
Earlier this week, on Monday, when nature lovers across the globe celebrated World Turtle Day, a bunch of architecture students from Qatar University (QU) spurred on by their professor, ignited multiple vehicles of awareness on the gravely endangered Hawksbill
Sea Turtle through design and dialogue.
David Robinson, the assistant aquarium operations manager at the aquarium in Burj Al Arab, , said: "Each year there are Hawksbills
turtles, which is an endangered species, that wash up on the shores with barnacles on them.
The Jebel Ali Marine Sanctuary hosts nests of the Hawksbill
turtle, an endangered species
Velsa said 80 percent of turtles accidentally caught in Masbate City's coastal villages were hawksbills
The Marine Turtle Conservation Project has now tagged around 75 Hawksbills
with satellite transmitters during the last three years of the project.
This four-week light-hearted race, part of EWS-WWF's Marine Turtle Conservation Project, serves as an interactive platform for the UAE community and beyond to learn about the plight of Hawksbill
turtles in the region.
But Sea Mountain Five LLC, a collaboration of California and Big Island investors, recently proposed building a 2,000-unit resort complex on the beach, and environmentalists fear this could spell trouble for critically endangered hawksbill
Don't get me wrong, I think turtles are the very business and have happy memories of being fortunate enough to watch loggerhead and hawksbills
in warmer climes.
Two of the beaches have evidence of more than 100 nesting pits each and appear to be especially important for hawksbills