Sheikh Hamdan holds a turtle in Dubai.
The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, shared an adorable video and photos of sea turtles on the occasion of World Sea Turtle Day.
Sheikh Hamdan released a number of turtles into the Jumeriah waters near Burj Al Arab hotel.
The video starts with Sheikh Hamdan holding onto a baby turtle. He then releases the baby on the beach. The struggling turtle makes its way into the waters.
Sheikh Hamdan then releases adult turtles into the sea from a fishing boat.
The video has an enchanting tune that captivates us throughout the entire clip.
The lives of turtles are in danger with 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped in our oceans every year. One sea turtle out of two has ingested plastic — often mistaking it for food such as jellyfish.
In fact, six out of seven species of marine turtle are threatened with extinction.
The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, a body that treats and rescues turtles.
Since 2004, the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project has seen the release of over 1,600 rehabilitated turtles back into their natural habitat.
After initial treatment at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah's Aquarium, they are brought to health at the Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary at Jumeirah Al Naseem, where you can see them in the lagoon - and feed them — as they recover before being released.
Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project said on Facebook, “Today, on World Sea Turtle Day, we were very honoured to be accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
“His highness released 20 Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings from Jebel Ali Reserve and 45 fully rehabilitated Hawksbill Turtles from the Jumeirah Beach Hotel beach and offshore respectively.”
Last week, Sheikh Hamdan with his little friend Mohammed Bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, also known as Maj, Uncle Saeed, Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi and friends went on a fishing trip over the weekend.
The Dubai Crown Prince is an avid lover of nature and animals. He shares breathtaking photographs and videos of his whereabouts on Instagram.
His videos and photos usually garner thousands and thousands of likes and comments on social media platforms.
The Dubai Crown Prince captioned the photos, “Just in time! #Fullmoon in #Dubai.”
The videos show Sheikh flying a helicopter over lush green meadows with serene surroundings and mountains. It is not clear where the video was shot.
The video garnered 436,662 views in five hours as of Friday evening.
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