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The rehabilitation of «Adonis»

The rehabilitation of «Adonis»

A sea turtle named “Adonis”, after a three month stay in ARCHELON’s Rescue Center in Athens, went back to its natural habitat. “Adonis” is a juvenile sea turtle that weighs 22kg and is about 50cm long. It was transferred there on May 20th 2017 with plastic ingestion. There with the help of our volunteers and specialized veterinarians it was fully rehabilitated.

Stop feeding the Caretta caretta in Zakynthos

Stop feeding the Caretta caretta in Zakynthos

This summer the feeding of sea turtles with fruits and vegetables in Laganas Bay in Zakynthos is a major threat and cause of disturbance for this protected species. The Phenomenon was first recorded in the marine area of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos in September 2016. Unfortunately, it is being recorded to a much greater extent this year, from eco-tour and privately rented boats, in order to attract the wild animals by throwing fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes and peaches, to take clear photographs.

Dead sea turtle in Zakynthos

Dead sea turtle in Zakynthos

The team found this very recently dead loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta which had ingested a large long-line fishing hook that had become lodged in the turtles throat. Worldwide, and in the Mediterranean, interactions with coastal fisheries are the greatest cause of death for sea turtles.

The first nest of Caretta- Caretta in Zakynthos!

The first nest of Caretta- Caretta in Zakynthos!

One of the most important events concerning the sea turtle, Caretta- caretta, is the first nest of the season, which was located on the island of Zakynthos on the 16th of May at the Gerakas nesting beach. The first nest was found by volunteers of ARCHELON.

Public excavation of a Caretta- Caretta sea turtle nest

Public excavation of a Caretta- Caretta sea turtle nest

ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, in collaboration with the Management Agency of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos (NMPZ), as part of the awareness program and education of the public, have performed a public excavation on Kalamaki beach, in front of the Crystal hotel on Sunday 9 October.

Why we should not feed the sea turtles

Why we should not feed the sea turtles

Observing a rare animal in the wild is an experience that fascinates people across all ages and cultures. It reminds us of the beauty and value of our natural environment, but also teaches us the need to protect it.

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