We are sad to report that once more the touristic attraction of “turtle spotting” was fatal for a male loggerhead turtle resident in the area, which had been tagged and photographed by ARCHELON and was also known by the name “Hercules”.
No doubt you have noticed the ease, with which sometimes we refer to specific sea turtles. It seems natural to give the turtles names in the Rescue Centre, but what about who is who at sea? The answer lies with the “tagging” processes that are in use in ARCHELON projects and also worldwide.
It was the 29th of July and the public awareness team of Lakonikos bay project had set up an info table in Limeni during the “Ocean Man” sport event. One of the swimmers there approached the volunteers and reported the sighting of an injured sea turtle in the area.
On Monday, August 12 at 7:30 pm, many locals and visitors came to Kalo Nero beach in order to observe and admire Penelope as she entered the sea.