Three sea turtle nests have been found on the beach of Finikounda this summer. The first one was found on July 10, and the other two on July 22. All three were found after beach visitors saw sea turtle tracks in the morning and notified ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.
Volunteers from the project of Koroni, where about 40 nests are protected every summer, could travel to Finikounda with the assistance of individuals who offered to help with their car. Thus all three nests were protected with a special grid against predation by foxes and dogs and marked to avoid accidental damage from humans.
The three nests are located near Camping “Ammos”, where the beach is dark and quiet in the night. So when the hatchlings come out of the nest, they will not be at risk of losing their way to the sea. But the mother turtles are at risk by the many speedboats used in this area.
To learn more about loggerhead sea turtles, what we do to protect them, and how you can help us, come and see us at the information station of Koroni or another information station of ARCHELON.