Found: Paros

Injury: Severe carapace injury

History: ‘Sotiris’ was rescued on Paros on 3 September 2017 by members of the Paros Diving Club. The turtle was found swimming in shallow water in Golden Beach. His carapace was badly broken due to a collision with a boat propeller. The loggerhead is receiving for his injuries and wound, and they are healing. The turtle has a good appetite, but has to be handfed since he is unable to dive. Many thanks to Paros Divers, Golden Beach Surf Club, the Paros Port police, the Naxos Diving Center, and Yiannis Orfanos of the Naxos Wildlife Protection Society for their work in rescuing, caring for, and arranging transport for the turtle to the RC. For more pictures and information, see Paros Divers FB page.