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Zakynthos:- First Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta-Caretta) nest to start the season recorded.

A great start to the season it seems Zakynthos is showing, in regards to our yearly visitors the famous Caretta-Caretta. For those who do not know what a Caretta-Caretta is, it is none other than the loggerhead sea turtle. Zakynthos has become one of the most important nesting grounds in …

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Zakynthos:- Caretta Caretta nesting beaches see an increase for 2020.

.How did the turtles do on the nesting beaches in 2020? As soon as the pandemic started, ARCHELON decided that the registration and protection of nests on the main nesting beaches of our country was a priority. Despite the difficulties they faced, ARCHELON managed to have a complete picture of …

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Zakynthos:- The Gulf of Lagana, decisions by the Council of Europe

Decision –  for the Gulf of Laganas in Zakynthos by the Council of Europe Strict Recommendations for Kyparissia Bay as well In order to protect the most important spawning beaches of sea turtles in Greece, but also throughout the Mediterranean, the 40th Standing Committee of the Bern Convention – Council …

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Zakynthos:- Turtle Tracking in Zakynthos with Volunteer organisation ARCHELON.

Zakynthos Informer goes Turtle nest tracking. After an invitation by Kostas Papafitsoros, an ARCHELON volunteer, researcher and sea turtle photographer, Zakynthos informer went turtle nest tracking. The idea was to see what the ARCHELON volunteers do, as so many of our members have asked. Originally, I was asked to meet …

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Turtles visit shipwreck beach!

Normally at this time of year the famous shipwreck at Navagio is greeting boats of tourists from all over the world. This year we have learned that visitors of a different kind have arrived on the beach. Last week on the 8 June, turtle tracks on the beach were spotted …

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Zakynthos:- World Sea Turtle day:- The loggerhead sea turtle Caretta-Caretta (Video)

World Sea Turtle Day, June 16, is a day used to honor and highlight the importance of sea turtles.  The history of the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is forever intertwined with the life and accomplishments of Dr. Archie Carr. Sea turtles  are ancient animals that have been around since the time …

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Gerakas Beach:- First turtle nest for 2020

This beach at Gerakas has just been visited by our famous Caretta Caretta. A nest was discovered by the monitoring team of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. It is the first for Gerakas but not the first for Zakynthos. Just a few days ago the first nest was discovered …

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They’re here… our first visitors for the season! (VIDEOS)

Dated May, 9th and whilst out at Lagana Bay, Panagiotis Velianitis came across some of our first visitors for the season. The famous loggerhead sea turtle known as Caretta Caretta has returned However, the National Marine Park of Zakynthos noticed that turtles have appeared since last  month. Due to most …

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Zakynthos’ dive sites in top eight list!

In a recent article about the eight best places to scuba dive in Greece, two dive locations in Zakynthos made the list. Other dive sites on the list included Crete, Santorini and Mykonos. The two Zakynthian dive sites featured were: Marathonisi Marathonisi is described as a must-visit dive destination for …

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Turtle hatchlings thrown in the sea

From news we received late last night it seems that tourists, as well as some boat owners, are not respecting our treasured Caretta Caretta (turtles). This year a number of turtles have chosen to nest outside of the designated marine park area of Laganas Bay and Vasilikos peninsula. Sadly though …

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