2012 got off with good start as Mike has been invited to do conservation talks and presentations from several universities and institutions.
First up we have the Atlantis, The Palm, in Dubai, where Mike and many others like Steve Kaiser, Rima Jabado and Robert Bennet discussed measures to conserve sharks in the UAE waters. They focused on the damage at the top end of the marine food chain.
From the left: Steve Kaiser (vice president of marine science and engineering at Dubai’s Atlantis hotel, The Palm, which houses the world’s third-largest aquarium). Michael Rutzen (shark expert and conservationist, owner of the eco-tourism shark cage diving company Shark Diving Unlimited). Rima Jabado (Marine Biologist, busy creating a catalogue of the sharks species, some of which have never been described before, in the United Arab Emirates waters for her PhD Project). Robert Bennett(Manager, Large Exhibits at Atlantis aquarium, The Palm)
This event made some big waves as it hit news channels around the world, a clip below shows some interviews with Mike and Rob on City 7 News.
Newspapers also welcomed the events as it made frontpage news on many of the tabloids in the UAE. Below just to name a few that had published the events
Please visit the Atlantis Blog for more events and information that are run by Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.