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Atlantis sponsors turtle research

Atlantis Paradise Island is sponsoring a turtle being used in migrations research programme as part of its continued support of marine conservation efforts through the Blue Project. Pictured: Calypso Blue V, the Atlantis-sponsored Leatherback turtle. (Photo courtesy Atlantis)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

STCAtlantis Paradise Island is sponsoring a turtle being used in migrations research programme as part of its continued support of marine conservation efforts through the Blue Project.

Calypso Blue V, the Atlantis-sponsored Leatherback turtle, began this year’s Tour de Turtles marathon in the Gulf of Mexico August 1. Atlantis Paradise Island is sponsoring Calypso Blue V as part of its continued support of marine conservation efforts through the Blue Project.


Started in 2008 by Sea Turtle Conservancy, the Tour de Turtles event follows the migration of participating sea turtles in real time using satellite telemetry.

This year four endangered species of sea turtles – loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill, and green – are being tracked for some three months from their nestingSTC beaches to their foraging grounds.

The annual marathon is, according to Sea Turtle Conservancy, meant to be a fun and educational journey through the science, research and geography of sea turtles. It also helps to bring awareness to many of the threats that sea turtles face in the wild through the Causes Challenge.

Like her predecessors, Calypso Blue V has also taken up the Causes Challenge and her marathon participation is helping to bring awareness to the impacts of commercial trawl fisheries on sea turtles.

Prime Minister Perry Christie says that progress was made in London last week at the high-level discussions with investors from Hutchison Whampoa Ltd and stakeholders in the Baha Mar project. Watch a ZNS Network news interview with the PM here.

The government of The Bahamas is poised to invest almost $200 million in the infrastructural expansion and improvement of the country’s hospitals beginning later this month.

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