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Which is the way to the sea?

Which is the way to the sea?

Artificial lights on sea turtle nesting beaches or behind them cause hatchling disorientation and eventually their death. Read more on how ARCHELON helps mitigate this problem, what to do if you find an unprotected nest or hatchlings and where to find us this summer. 

More than 700 sea turtles were found stranded on Greek shores in 2020

More than 700 sea turtles were found stranded on Greek shores in 2020

The update of the sea turtle stranding database of ARCHELON has just been completed with the 700 reports of dead animals stranded in 2020. The local Coast Guards are responsible for the official recording of strandings in Greece, as well as for the notification of the Municipal Authority that takes care of their sanitary disposal.

Sea Turtles stranding on Greek coasts: The most important causes

Sea Turtles stranding on Greek coasts: The most important causes

Sights of dead sea turtles from many spots of coastal Greece are often published in the media. Apart from cases of intentional injury by humans that are more obvious and usually isolated, the main question of public concern is whether sea turtle deaths are related to natural causes or anthropogenic activities.

We still need you by our side

We still need you by our side

We managed to get through last year, and we are still holding on! You were there with us on this difficult course due to the pandemic, and we always want you by our side!

The ARCHELON Over & Above Awards for 2020

The ARCHELON Over & Above Awards for 2020

This year's double online event (in Greek and English separately) hosted the presentation of the results of the projects of last year and ended with recognizing that the physical presence of researchers / volunteers was the most valuable and hard-to-find asset in 2020.

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