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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

Several further mass hatchings and full inventories have taken our nest count down to 38, meaning the Argostoli Field Station is left with less than half of the total 87 we had recorded by the end of the nesting season. read more

This past week we've released a rehab turtle, found a dead stranded turtle and are monitored the remaining 53 nests in Argostoli and many more in Lixouri and Lourdas areas. read more

The Argostoli team is absolutely thrilled to announce that hatchlings are well and truly upon us. After a couple of days of dipping on an early nest on Ai Chelis beach, our first 11 hatchlings of the season made their … read more

As of 30th July, the Argostoli project has a total of 67 protected nests across the various beaches. Megali Ammos beach is currently home to the majority of these, with more than 20 clutches incubating there. read more

With the lifting of travel restrictions over the past two weeks, the project has welcomed its first group of volunteers at the Argostoli Field Station. The team has been kept busy with multiple sea turtle nests, tagging nesting females and … read more

A male sea turtle named Platis recently completed his rehabilitation at the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre and was released back to the sea! Platis was found injured near Platis Gialos in Kefalonia on July 12 of this past summer. Our … read more

Well, this is it for Lixouri 2019! As of this writing, we only have six eggs left, all out on Megas Lakkos. These eggs are actually from LG3, which was laid on Loggos. Unfortunately, we needed to move the remaining … read more

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