It all started when “our” Megan McFarlane found out that The Fair Earth Foundation, a registered UK charity, runs in the first week of every month a special challenge to climb Mt Teide. El Teide is located in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, and it’s the third highest volcano in the world.
A loggerhead sea turtle observed by ARCHELON to nest in Zakynthos in 2018 and 2019 was transferred exhausted to the Tunisian Sea Turtle Rescue Center in 2020. Annual reproduction implies a high energy toll for sea turtles.
There are many mysteries of sea turtles and their life in the sea remaining to be solved. An example is male sea turtles which are less studied than the females and their behavior is not well known. Do they inhabit the same habitats as those of females? To what extend do they reside in other areas that would benefit from conservation?
The Italian marine species protection organization DelTA contacted us after finding a dead loggerhead in the Gulf of Trieste and it turned out it was M8153, one of the oldest that have been marked in ARCHELON’s projects.