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Five Remarkable Marine Animals of Greece (And Where to Find Them)

Many remarkable marine animals can be found in the waters of Greece.

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...

Rare Sea Turtle Found Dead in Greece

A sea turtle that belongs to the Chelonia Mydas species, or the ‘Green turtle’ as it is known in Greek, was found dead in a maritime area near Mavrovouni beach in Peloponnese’s Mani Peninsula. The Coastguard Headquarters of Gythio town...

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...

Lucky, an Abused Turtle, to be Sent From Lebanon to Greece for Treatment

A sea turtle that was abused on a Lebanon beach on June 14 is miraculously recovering and will be sent to Greece for further treatment when he is able to withstand travel. The Loggerhead sea turtle (caretta caretta) is an endangered species as their population...

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...

EC Takes Greece to Court for Failing to Protect Turtles

Greece will be called before the European Court of Justice for "failing to provide adequate protection" at nesting sites of the endangered Caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtle in the southern Ionian Sea. The case mainly concerns Kyparissia Bay, situated in the Western Peloponnese,...

Endangered Turtle Found Dead in Halkidiki

The dead body of a caretta caretta turtle was found in the sea outside the village of Paliouri in Halkidiki. The animal was tangled in the fishing line of an anchored boat at 35 meters deep, and had a...