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A sad record: over 700 dead sea turtles in 2020

A sad record: over 700 dead sea turtles in 2020

ARCHELON calls for more awareness as this number is the highest since the establishment of the Stranding Network in 1992. Accidental catches in fishing gear and swallowing plastic waste are the main threats at sea.

Lockdown measures eased the egg-laying of sea turtles in Greece but didn’t cause the observed increase of their nests

Lockdown measures eased the egg-laying of sea turtles in Greece but didn’t cause the observed increase of their nests

ARCHELON has been receiving enquiries from international organizations and nature documentary producers as early as April this year. The last two days many friends, researchers and journalists from Greece and abroad have been asking us about a possible relationship between the lockdown in Greece and the reproduction of loggerhead sea turtles in Greek nesting beaches. Here are the answers to their 4 most frequently asked questions, based on scientific evidence and data that ARCHELON has been collecting without fail since 1984.

World’s first for ARCHELON’s latest findings

World’s first for ARCHELON’s latest findings

The longest running program of sea turtle tagging in the Mediterranean proves that loggerheads can lay eggs for at least 33 years. This type of information is very important in the application of models for estimating population trends and species viability.

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