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Mid-June 2021 news

Jun 16, 2021

This week in Lixouri we reluctantly said goodbye to our first few volunteers but happily welcomed many more. The enthusiasm and diligence that this group have already exhibited definitely bodes well for the rest of the season, and the success … read more

With injured sea turtles and nesting season starting we're off to a busy start for June! read more

More nests than expected in Argostoli thus far, the Lixouri team moving to their station due to nesting picking up and over 50 turtles tagged in the last two weeks alone! read more

Esme of Kefalonia

Apr 17, 2021

Esme is both of nesting size and age so it is possible that she did indeed nest there but not something we can be sure of. During the time that we have spent on the harbour in 2021, we have … read more

A Turtle's Lost Years

Mar 1, 2021

The journey a hatchling undertakes after entering the ocean is a long and dangerous one full of challenges and a lot of travelling. read more

Turtles in the harbour of Argostoli are becoming domesticated and more susceptible to diseases because of the daily supplemental food they're eating. read more

Tagging events give us an insight into the ecology and movement pattern of the turtles that visit the harbour every summer! read more

Every summer we run a photo identification project in the harbour. Photo ID is a well-known and widely used technique that uses natural markings to identify individuals. A sea turtle’s head consists of scutes that have unique shapes and patterns … read more

2020 Year in review

Nov 29, 2020

There have been 198 nests recorded across the three field stations this year - nests with clutch sizes as small as 17 and as large as 177, coming out at an average of 95 for both Argostoli and Lixouri, and … read more

Enduring strong winds, pelting rain, and sand blowing in every direction, the team was able to move 29 nests to the safest part of the beach to avoid any further inundation. Argostoli field station has been lucky enough to see … read more

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