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Scientific work


(In chronological order)

The vast scientific work of ARCHELON can be seen in the large number of papers published mostly in scientific journals. We provide below a provisional list of all these papers; probably there are more which we couldn't locate. ARCHELON researchers and personnel as well as students working for ARCHELON have drafted these papers or co-authored them. Many of the papers below are accompanied by their full text in pdf format. You may download the papers you wish. In case you need a paper that does not appear as a pdf file, we may post a hard copy to you provided you send us your postal address at Thank you!

  1. 2022

    Jony M., Rees A.F.

    Additional records of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) from Syria. MedTurtle Bulletin 2:11-13.

  2. 2022

    Margaritoulis D.

    Scutation and scalation patterns of loggerhead hatchlings in Greece. MedTurtle Bulletin 1: 46-50.

  3. 2022

    Margaritoulis D.

    An historical account: Assessing loggerhead nesting in Greece through aerial surveys; probably the first in the Mediterranean. MedTurtle Bulletin 2: 6-10.

  4. 2022

    Papafitsoros K.

    Underreported in-water behaviours of the loggerhead sea turtle: Getting buried in the sand. MedTurtle Bulletin 2:18-22.

  5. 2022

    Rees A.F., Kasimati E., Orfanos Y.

    Successful rescue, rehabilitation, release and remote tracking: A case study of Zoe, a loggerhead turtle found near Naxos Island, Greece. MedTurtle Bulletin 2: 14-17.

  6. 2022

    Santidrian Tomillo P., Tomas J., Marco A., Panagopoulou A., Tavecchia G.

  7. 2021

    Haywood J., Margaritoulis D., Theodorou P., Rees A.F.

    Identifying critical marine habitats of the largest nesting population of loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean: insights from stable isotope markers and satellite telemetry. Testudo 9(3):80-88.

  8. 2021

    Rees A.F., Jony M., Saad A., Phillott A.D.

    Malformations in Green Turtle Embryos and Hatchlings in Syria. Marine Turtle Newsletter 164:12-15.

  9. 2021

    Teneketzis Konstantinos, Margaritoulis D.

    Increase of loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the wider area of Romanos (western Peloponnese); Abstract from the Proceedings of HELECOS10 Conference, 2021

  10. 2020

    ALan F. Rees1 , Panagiota Theodorou, and Dimitris Margaritoulis

    Clutch Frequency for Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta) Nesting in Kyparissia Bay, Greece     Herpetological Conservation and Biology 15(1):131–138.

  11. 2020

    Digka N., Bray L., Tsangaris C., Andreanidou K., Kasimati E., Kofidou E., Komnenou A., Kaberi H.

    Evidence of ingested plastics in stranded loggerhead sea turtles along the Greek coastline, East Mediterranean Sea. Environmental Pollution 263 (A) 114596.

  12. 2020

    Haywood J.C., Casale P., Freggi D., Fuller W.J., Godley B.J., Lazar B., Margaritoulis D., Rees A.F., Shutler J.D., Snape R.T., Swain-Diaz N.R., Widdicombe S., Broderick A.C.

  13. 2020

    Haywood J.C., Fuller W.J., Godley B.J., Margaritoulis D., Shutler J.D., Snape R.T.E., Widdicombe S., Zbinden J.A., Broderick A.C.

  14. 2020

    K. Papafitsoros , A. Panagopoulou & G. Schofield

    Social media reveals consistently disproportionate tourism pressure on a threatened marine vertebrate.

  15. 2020

    Margaritoulis D., Dean C., Louren?o G., Rees A.F., Riggall T.

    Reproductive longevity of loggerhead sea turtles in Greece. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 19(1):133-136

  16. 2020

    Van de Vijver B., Robert K., Majewska R., Frankovich T.A., Panagopoulou A., Bosak S.

    Geographical variation in the diatom communities associated with loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). PLoS ONE 15(7): e0236513.

  17. 2019

    Margaritoulis D., Rees A.F., Tsaros P.

    Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle). HYBRIDIZATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. Herpetological Review 50(1): 117-119.

  18. 2019

    Margaritoulis D., Theodorou P., Tsaros P., Nestoridou P. 2019

    Dog attacks on loggerhead turtles nesting in Greece. Marine Turtle Newsletter 158:22-23.

  19. 2019

    Margaritoulis D., Tsaros P.

    Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea turtle). PREDATION. Herpetological Review 50(4): 766-767.

  20. 2019

    Rees A.F., Margaritoulis D. 2019

    The longest migratory distance recorded for a loggerhead nesting in Greece. Marine Turtle Newsletter 158:10-11

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