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Satellite Tags Placed on Endangered Sea Turtles in Greece

The Archelon group, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, has recently launched an innovative way to protect the endangered sea turtles in Greece by using satellite tags. On the 1st of June this year, satellite tags were placed on...

Video: Good Samaritan Saves Stranded Sea Turtle in Crete

A sea turtle entangled in fish net and stranded at a beach in Crete was rescued by a passer-by earlier this month. The video of the agonizing rescue became viral. The incident occurred at Lendas beach near Heraklion. A man...

Spectacular Footage of Newly Born Sea Turtles Rushing to the Water in Greece's Mykonos (video)

Bathers and volunteers gathered at a beach in Greece's Mykonos to assist new born sea turtles reach the sea in their first and most important journey in their life. The footage by Mykonos TV, shows dozens of little caretta-caretta turtles...

Injured Caretta-Caretta Returns to Santorini Beach, Land of Its Birth to Die

Greece is home to the famous Caretta caretta turtle and tourists are always on the look out to encounter the beloved turtles. Yesterday morning on the Greek island of Santorini, tourists and residents who were visiting Santorini's Kamari beach, saw...

EC Takes Legal Action Against Greece for Failure to Protect Caretta Caretta

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) announced on Thursday that it would accept an appeal submitted by the European Commission (EC) against Greece in 2011 for the country's failure to protect the endangered Caretta Caretta loggerhead sea turtle in...

Baby Sea Turtle Hatchlings Waddle their Way into the Sea on Crete

Last month youth from all over Europe who have come together to volunteer at Greece's Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society on the island of Crete had a treat when they were able to witness the season's first baby loggerhead sea...

Sea Turtle Nests at Record Heights in Zakynthos This Summer

A study conducted with the collaboration of ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, reports that the number of carretta caretta loggerhead turtle nests is especially high this season. Until now, more than 500 nests have been documented...