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Zakynthos, hatchling season is well underway!

Zakynthos, hatchling season is well underway!

For ARCHELON, hatchling season is well underway with many baby Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) making their first journey to the sea. In Zakynthos, hundreds of hatchlings make it to sea each day where an estimated one to two in a thousand will survive to adulthood after which they return to Laganas Bay to nest.

The first hatchlings of Zakynthos on Sekania beach

The first hatchlings of Zakynthos on Sekania beach

On the evening of July 17 2016, 13 hatchlings began their dangerous first journey, from their nest to the sea. This was realized on finding their tracks in the sand-a pleasant surprise to the research team of ARCHELON and the NMPZ Management Agency.

As of today, the first hatchlings of 2016 will be swimming in the Cretan waters

As of today, the first hatchlings of 2016 will be swimming in the Cretan waters

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece and its team of volunteers in Rethymno city
is pleased to announce the arrival of the first hatchlings, which this year "have chosen" Crete as a starting point of the hatching period. Traces of the first hatchlings were found on Wednesday morning, July 13th, in the area of Adele Rethymnon.

Celebrating 1000 nests with the release of

Celebrating 1000 nests with the release of

On 12th July a special event takes place at Crystal Beach in Kalamaki, Zakynthos: “Jasmin”, a female Caretta Caretta sea turtle, that had been found injured, is released back into the wild.

International Turtle Day 2016 Celebration at ARCHELON

International Turtle Day 2016 Celebration at ARCHELON

This year’s event surpassed our expectations from all previous years. The response from so many people was impressive. Their good mood, their touching and encouraging comments about ARCHELON’s work were the motivating force for us to continue in this difficult season.

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