Atlantis Releases "Sammy" the Whale Shark from Captivity

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After criticism from environmentalists, Sammy, the whale shark held in captivity at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai has been released back into the wild.

According to international standards, the shark was held in the hotel aquarium illegally. The Atlantis acquired the shark after fishermen found it struggling to survive in shallow waters.