Found: Skiros

Injury: Head injury

History: "Paris", a 10-kilo Caretta caretta, arrived at the Centre on 12 September 2011 from Skyros. He had a deep head wound of the type which can only be deliberately inflicted by human hands. Because of his head injury, Paris is unable to dive and so must be fed by hand every day. At first it appeared as though he was blind, since at feeding time he had trouble locating where the fish was being offered to him; he swam around his tank in circles, snapping at the air and constantly bumping into the side of the tank. Later, it was determined that he can see, but most likely is experiencing disorientation problems due to his injury. In spite of this, he is a lively turtle and is generally in good health. Hopefully, he will recover in time and be able to be released.