Sea turtles in the Rescue Centre

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Sea turtles under treatment

The ARCHELON Sea Turtle Rescue Centre has been operating since 1994 in Glyfada, Attica, right next to the sea.

It was founded by ARCHELON with the support of the Municipality of Glyfada and the Ministry of the Environment and is one of the first Sea Turtle Rescue Centres in the Mediterranean. Its purpose is the treatment and rehabilitation of injured and sick sea turtles and their reintegration into the sea. You can symbolically adopt one or more injured turtles at the Rescue Centre, contributing to the costs of their care and feeding. And of course you can come and meet them at the Rescue Centre, or you can be informed from our website about their progress and release.

  1. A loggerhead sea turtle named Tom with a flipper injury

    Tom Βarney

    Found at:
    Lefkada
    Injury:
    Flipper injury
  2. Sea turtle Elsa with head injury

    Elsa

    Found at:
    Amvrakikos
    Injury:
    Head injury
  3. Sea turtle Nori

    Nori

    Found at:
    Kyparissia
    Injury:
    Neck and flipper injuries
  4. rehabilitated sea turtle

    Freddy

    Found at:
    Zakynthos
    Injury:
    Flipper and carapace injuries
  5. Triada sea turtle

    Triada

    Found at:
    Monemvasia
    Injury:
    Fishing line ingestion
  6. A sea turtle named 'Boba' on the Rescue Centre

    Boba

    Found at:
    Agios Kostantinos, Phthiotis
    Injury:
    Head injury
  7. Ioli

    Ioli

    Found at:
    Alexandroupoli
    Injury:
    Head injury
  8. Martini

    Martini

    Found at:
    Preveza
    Injury:
    Debilitated
  9. Everest

    Everest

    Found at:
    Preveza
    Injury:
    Head injury
  10. Snoopy

    Snoopy

    Found at:
    Kyparissia
    Injury:
    fishing line ingestion, flipper & carapace injury
  11. Meeko

    Meeko

    Found at:
    Hios
    Injury:
    Fishing line ingestion
  12. Sully

    Sully

    Found at:
    Kythnos
    Injury:
    Head injury
  13. Smoothie

    Smoothie

    Found at:
    Zakynthos
    Injury:
    Carapace injury
  14. Atheli

    Atheli

    Found at:
    Ithaca
    Injury:
    Head injury
  15. Toucan

    Toucan

    Found at:
    Zakynthos
    Injury:
    Head injury
    Adopted by:
    NOVA
  16. Irene

    Irene

    Injury:
    Head injury
    Adopted by:
    Palmyra Beach Hotel
  17. Bee

    Bee

    Found at:
    Aitoloakarnania
    Injury:
    Neck and eye injuries
  18. Cherry

    Cherry

    Found at:
    Porto Lagos
    Injury:
    Head injury
    Adopted by:
    Caretta Research
  19. Capella

    Capella

    Found at:
    Kythnos
    Injury:
    Head injury
  20. Schiggy

    Schiggy

    Found at:
    Mesologgi
    Injury:
    Head injury
  21. Tayto

    Tayto

    Found at:
    Arcadia
    Injury:
    Head injury
  22. Green sea turtle named Ravioli at the Rescue Centre

    Ravioli

    Found at:
    Evrotas
    Injury:
    Head injury
  23. Truffle

    Truffle

    Found at:
    Thasos
    Injury:
    Head injury
  24. A Caretta Caretta under treatment in the Rescue Centre of ARCHELON

    Brie

    Found at:
    Evia
    Injury:
    Head injury
  25. Nektaria

    Nektaria

    Found at:
    Stylida
    Injury:
    Hypothermia & lung infection
  26. Purity

    Purity

    Found at:
    Argolida
    Injury:
    Head injury
    Condition:
    In recovery
  27. Efsevoula

    Efsevoula

    Found at:
    Thessaloniki
    Injury:
    Head injury
    Condition:
    In recovery
  28. Cleopatra

    Cleopatra

    Found at:
    Preveza
    Injury:
    Head injury
    Adopted by:
    Caretta Research
  29. Sophia VII

    Sophia VII

    Found at:
    Elliniko
    Injury:
    Carapace injury
    Condition:
    In recovery
  30. Sea turtle (Caretta caretta) names Piou with one flipper missing is at the ARCHELON rescue centre

    Piou

    Found at:
    Peiraias
    Injury:
    Flipper injury
    Condition:
    In recovery
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