23 Oct 2007

Solomon Islands dolphins arrive in Dubai

11:31 am on 23 October 2007

Twenty-eight dolphins shipped from the Solomon Islands to a resort in Dubai have arrived after a 30-hour flight.

Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper quotes Marine Exports Limited managing director Chris Porter as saying the dolphins arrived safely at the Palm Atlantis resort.

The export went ahead despite protests from environmental groups and threats of an international boycott of Solomon's tuna products.

The dolphins will live in a large lagoon called Dolphin Bay at the palm tree-shaped artificial island resort.