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Lockdown measures eased the egg-laying of sea turtles in Greece but didn’t cause the observed increase of their nests

Lockdown measures eased the egg-laying of sea turtles in Greece but didn’t cause the observed increase of their nests

ARCHELON has been receiving enquiries from international organizations and nature documentary producers as early as April this year. The last two days many friends, researchers and journalists from Greece and abroad have been asking us about a possible relationship between the lockdown in Greece and the reproduction of loggerhead sea turtles in Greek nesting beaches. Here are the answers to their 4 most frequently asked questions, based on scientific evidence and data that ARCHELON has been collecting without fail since 1984.

World’s first for ARCHELON’s latest findings

World’s first for ARCHELON’s latest findings

The longest running program of sea turtle tagging in the Mediterranean proves that loggerheads can lay eggs for at least 33 years. This type of information is very important in the application of models for estimating population trends and species viability.

Sea turtles return to nest on the beaches of Crete

Sea turtles return to nest on the beaches of Crete

ARCHELON’s team located the first nest of the season on May 23 at Kommos beach and placed a protective cage to avoid disturbance. Morning surveys begin tomorrow on the beach of Rethymnon and in the coming weeks in Chania.

The first research results on plastics in sea turtles in Greece

The first research results on plastics in sea turtles in Greece

Since 2016, ARCHELON has been involved in related research by the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR) by providing samples from sea turtles that died at the Rescue Centre in Glyfada. As the first results of the research are heading for publication Dr. Eleni Kaberi, the project leader, gave us more information.

Double release and triple joy, this time together with our Life Euroturtles partners!

Double release and triple joy, this time together with our Life Euroturtles partners!

Two rescued female loggerhead sea turtles returned to their natural habitat, the sea, after a stay of about 10 months in ARCHELON’s Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and the whole Life- Euroturtles team attended this event. ARCHELON was hosting the annual meeting of the project and partners from Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Malta were in Glyfada during most of last week.

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