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Visiting the sea turtle nesting beaches of Crete during spring!

Visiting the sea turtle nesting beaches of Crete during spring!

Elementary schools of Chania and Rethymno were informed about sea turtles last week by Odysseas Paxinos, the project officer of Crete and Panagiota Theodorou, ARCHELON’s conservation coordinator. Their spring visit to Crete also included Informative meetings in Chania, Rethymno and Iraklion about the implementation of nesting beach protection measures.

The Rescue Center is expanding

The Rescue Center is expanding

Last year brought significant improvements to the ARCHELON Rescue Center facilities in Glyfada. The pumping installations for the tanks was replaced, additional tanks were supplied and connected, a wooden platform was constructed next to the external tanks and modern surgical equipment was acquired as planned in the LIFE EUROTURTLES project…

Α love story in the Mediterranean Sea

Α love story in the Mediterranean Sea

How does a hatchling feel just before it hatches? What advice will the squid give him on humans?
"Α love story in the Mediterranean Sea", is an illustrated fairy tale created by 17 of ARCHELON's volunteers originating from 5 countries.

A dog trained to sniff for turtle conservation!

A dog trained to sniff for turtle conservation!

We were surprised at ARCHELON, when a collaboration proposal about training a sniffing dog for sea turtle nests reached us from CESTMed- FR and the Center for Conservation Biology of the University of Washington - USA.

Warmest greetings from Ghana, West Africa!

Warmest greetings from Ghana, West Africa!

Bahari Karuna is about "Ocean Compassion" dealing with sea turtle and shark conservation in the Western Region of Ghana, working with communities in order to benefit them and the oceans while securing the survival of species for future generations. Neil Davis, an Archelonosaurus (late Cretaceous) & WILDSEAS Projects Director sent us this short report!

Special equipment for people at sea to help sea turtles

Special equipment for people at sea to help sea turtles

Is it possible to release a sea turtle entangled in longlines without hurting it and tearing the nets too much? Yes, according to the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), with the use of "the cutter"; their innovative telescopic tool, which was developed in collaboration with ARCHELON for this purpose. With this tool one can help without hurting the animal and without damaging extensively the nets. The testing of the cutter is one of the activities of the Life Euroturtles project, a collaboration between 6 Mediterranean countries of the EU.

Our microcosm is still expanding!

Our microcosm is still expanding!

Last week marked the 35th anniversary of the foundation of ARCHELON. We were planning to celebrate this a bit later, but suddenly the actual date was reminded by some of the newest members. The first wishes appeared, followed by an explosion of messages and posts and a colorful cloud of wishes from friends and members. Happy birthday ARCHELON!

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