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 info@archelon.gr. Thank you!


Jony M., Rees A.F.

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

Margaritoulis D.

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

Margaritoulis D.

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

Papafitsoros K.

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

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.

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

Environmental changes in the Mediterranean Sea could facilitate the western expansion of loggerhead turtles. Marine Ecology Progress Series https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14149.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Foraging ecology of Mediterranean juvenile loggerhead turtles: insights from C and N stable isotope ratios. Marine Biology (2020) 167:28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-3647-5

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.

Spatial ecology of loggerhead turtles: Insights from stable isotope markers and satellite telemetry. Diversity and Distributions 2020;00:1–14. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13023

K. Papafitsoros , A. Panagopoulou & G. Schofield

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

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


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