ΑΡΧΕΛΩΝ Σύλλογος για την Προστασία της Θαλάσσιας Χελώνας
ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
Important information about the biology and population composition of sea turtles, and the migration routes in the Mediterranean Sea are collected from our fieldwork projects. Tagging and identification of already tagged individuals occurs on the nesting beaches of Zakynthos, Crete and the Peloponnese. This helps to find out their distribution in the Mediterranean after they have nested. The identification of migration routes is carried out with the help of satellite tags on selected individuals.
Tagging is also carried out in the feeding grounds of Amvrakikos Gulf, in order to investigate the growth rates of turtles living there.
Important information on the threats and pressures at sea from all coastal areas is collected through the nationwide Rescue Network. All turtles released from the Rescue Centre are tagged.
During the last two decades, it has been possible to genetically group the sea turtles populations which reproduce in Greek beaches through respective research.
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