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Watch: 63 turtles released after rehab in Dubai

Report sick or injured turtles to a dedicated hotline, 800 TURTLE
Report sick or injured turtles to a dedicated hotline, 800 TURTLE
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Dubai: Imagine this – three big turtles flipper excitedly towards the ocean, next to Dubai’s Burj Al Arab. Dozens of smaller turtles of different sizes follow behind. On June 12, Grace a green sea turtle, and Barney and Wilma, two Hawksbill sea turtles were finally released after being rescued and rehabilitated by the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP).

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A total of 63 turtles were released earlier today at Jumeirah Al Naseem ahead of World Turtle Day, which is celebrated on June 16.