Back to the Big Blue – 7 Days

Twelve nautical miles out to sea, the waters off the coast of Dubai are calm, except for the occasional splash of a turtle making a break for freedom.  After spending six months regaining their strength at Jumeirah’s Turtle Rehabilitation Unit, 22 critically endangered hawksbill and two endangered green turtles were yesterday returned to their natural habitat – the deep blue sea.  This is the second wave of rehabilitated turtles to be returned to the ocean this year, and 7DAYS was invited along to document the momentous occasion. Continue reading