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Since 1983, the primary objective of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece has been to protect the sea turtles and their habitats in Greece through monitoring and research, developing and implementing management plans, habitat restoration, raising public awareness and rehabilitating sick and injured turtles.

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I saw a sea turtle and shared it on eTurtle!
In a recently published review about sea turtles in the Mediterranean, it was acknowledged that significant gaps still exist on several topics, especially for certain areas (e.g. south-eastern Mediterranean). These gaps are particularly marked for the green turtle.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA TURTLES: their fate depends on the continuation of ongoing conservation measures
A review of all available information for the two sea turtles breeding in the Mediterranean In (loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta and green turtle Chelonia mydas) was published recently. Three members of ARCHELON, D. Margaritoulis, A.Panagopoulou and A.F. Rees, participated in this work, presenting the most significant data that are collected in ARCHELON projects every year.

Dim the lights for baby turtles
The first tracks of hatchlings have already appeared on the nesting beaches of Kyparissiakos, Rethymno, Chania, Gytheio, Zakynthos and it seems most of them were successful in reaching the sea.

In Sekania the first loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos this year
The Management Agency of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos and ARCHELON- The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece are excited to announce that the first hatched nest for this year was found on Sunday, 15 July 2018 in Sekania beach.

Joanne, what’s new at the Rescue Center (May and June 2018)?
Our volunteer at the Rescue Center Joanne Stournara updates us on the events in May and June 2018.

The very first Caretta caretta hatchlings swim in the Laconian Gulf
During the sunrise of Saturday, 14th July, volunteers of ARCHELON recorded over than twenty traces of tiny Caretta caretta hatchlings having found their way to the sea in the Laconian Gulf of Selinitsa beach.

The first sea turtle nests hatched in Rethymno, Crete
The hatching period for loggerhead nests on Crete made a start from Rethymno this year. ARCHELON’s volunteers found the first tracks of hatchlings successfully entering the sea, in the beach of Adelianos Kampos last Saturday.

When the first Caretta caretta hatchlings of Kyparissiakos Gulf couldn’t find their way to sea
Traces of the very first hatchlings, which left their nests, were found during the sunrise of Saturday, July 14th, by the volunteers of ARCHELON. However, their enthusiasm didn’t last long, they were caught by surprise and disheartening feelings, because their traces didn’t lead to the sea line, but followed the opposite direction, due to the topical superficial lights!

Satellite tags deployed in loggerhead turtles from southern Kyparissia Bay to study their inter-nesting and post-nesting movements!
Mid June this year, ARCHELON’s team started a new, exciting project in southern Kyparissia Bay, funded by MAVA Foundation. Satellite tags were deployed in 9 loggerhead turtles in order to investigate their movements at sea.

Bay of Laganas, Zakynthos: Attention to turtles at sea!
ARCHELON informs us of everything we need to know before we board on a sea turtle watching boat trip, in order to avoid disturbing the animals in this area.

POLYCASTE of Gialova and the seminars for sea turtle rescuers
She was found hit on the head with a heavy tool, by beach visitors in Gialova beach, near the historic bay of Navarino in Peloponnese, Greece, mid-June this year.

The return to the wild: invitation to an unforgettable experience Tuesday, July 3rd, Rethymno
Everybody is invited to the release of "Anastasia" that will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd, at 11:00 am, in front of the Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort in the Adele area of Rethymno.
 
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