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Kerzner ordered dolphins for Atlantis Dubai Aquarium and Singapore

As reported from Marine Connection:

Kerzner-CapitaLand and Genting Group have each proposed over US$3.2billion for a resort on the island of Sentosa in Singapore. Each company is vying to develop the harbour front area of the island. However, each has opted to develop an marine park containing marine mammals among other sea life.

Kerzner-CapitaLand has proposed the "world’s biggest aquarium" containing 24.2 million gallons of water which is to be stocked with 150,000 animals including beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks. In addition, the company is proposing robotic plants and animals which will interact with visitors.

Similarly Genting is putting forward plans for an oceanarium built over 20 acres of land, more precise details are as yet unclear.

Many of the animals, including the whale sharks, will come from the wild and the opinion of Marine Connection is that this poses a danger not only to the animals being captured but their group and their habitat.

It was heard recently that 28 dolphins were "ordered" for the aquarium being built at Atlantis-Dubai, but further comment could not be obtained by the Kerzner representative.

Atlantis, The Palm, will have capacity for more than 5,000 visitors daily, and will include one of the world’s largest marine habitats; a snorkel trail; a ‘swim with the dolphins’ encounter programme plus an Atlantis-themed ‘archaeological’ experience called ‘The Dig’.

Sara-Lise Haith
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Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for DeeperBlue.com. She is based in Dubai.