| ||The very first hatchlings of the 2009 in Rethymno and Kyparissia Bay!|
ARCHELON¢ s volunteers watched with great enthusiasm 10 newly hatched sea turtles heading for the water on a beach of Rethymno, Crete.
| || “Kaveiros” from Samothraki is healthy and free!|
Its name is “Kaveiros”, a male turtle with a carved carapace length of 69 cm that was transported from Samothraki to ARCHELON¢s Sea Turtles Rescue Centre, for further rehabilitation and eventual release, exactly one year ago.
| ||“Manolis” is the name of the eleventh sea turtle caretta-caretta released this year|
“Manolis” is the name of a young sea turtle arrived at the Rescue Centre from Crete on March 19, bearing a severe trauma on the right fore flipper. It weighted 6 kilos and its arched carapace length was just 40 cm.
| ||THE SEA TURTLES IN AMVRAKIKOS BAY|
The high biodiversity of Amvrakikos Bay and its great ecological value could not lack the presence of one more emblematic species of the Greek fauna, the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).
| ||Marathonisi in Zakynthos: a special nesting beach|
The gulf of Laganas in Zakynthos is the biggest biotope for the reproduction of the Caretta Caretta in the Mediterranean-sea.
| ||Caretta-caretta nesting season started in Rethymno (Crete)! |
On June 2nd 2009, a few days after Zakynthos and Kyparissia, we spotted the first sea turtles nests in Rethymno.
| ||SEA TURTLES RESCUERS|
The training seminar for sea turtles rescuers completed successfully on Saturday 30th of May. The seminar took place in ARCHELON¢s Rescue Centre in Glyfada.
| ||The very first caretta caretta nest in the Bay of Kyparissia for 2009!|
On May 30, just four days after the first nest in Zakynthos, ARCHELON¢s field volunteers spotted the first sea turtle nest for the year 2009 at the southern part of the Kyparissia Bay.
| ||Enjoy a refreshing weekend by the sea dedicated to sea turtles!|
May 23rd has been declared as the World Sea Turtle Day!
| ||Help the injured sea turtles!|
Seminar for Sea turtles rescuers
| ||29th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation|
The 29th Annual Symposium on sea turtle biology and conservartion was in truth anticipated by all.
| ||TURTLE STRANDINGS HIT A RECORD IN 2008!|
by Dimitris Margaritoulis and Pavlos Tsaros
Further, from 2004 until 2008 there is a continuous increase in the annual number of strandings with a peak of 292 strandings during 2008 (increase from 2004: 126%!).
| ||Again this year ARCHELON is present at Thessaloniki¢s Documentary Festival|
«SOS Animals in Danger», a documentary directed by Aggelos Kovotsos, script written by Vasso Kanellopoulou, was shown at the 11th Thessaloniki¢s Documentary Festival 2009. In this documentary (duration 26 min), ARCHELON¢s actions for the protection of Caretta-caretta have been also portrayed.
| ||“Manolis” from Kissamos|
"Manolis" arrived from Kissamo, Crete on the 19/03/09. He was found by a citizen who informed the port authorities who went to rescue him.
| ||From the far-away Ereikousa|
On March 9th, a small caretta sea turtle was located in a beach of the Ereikousa isle, north of Corfu. It was found by Mamoukas, one of the 50 inhabitants of the island, who took it to the doctor, Mr. Petros Argeitis. The animal was exhausted and a piece of fishing line was coming out of its mouth.
| ||World's Largest Sea Turtle|
The original fossil specimen of this largest of the World's turtles was collected from the Pierre Shale of South Dakota in the mid 1970's.