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Nesting Season in Valencia Region – Spain!

First emmergence in the Valencia Region (second in Spain). However, the turtle did not lay eggs here (maybe in another beach). The UVEG team is 24/7 but we did not received the call until two days after the emmergence. If you visit Spain and see this track or a...

Training course on installation and use of TED – Italy

On the 24th and 25th of June, Fondazione Cetacea and Università di Pisa, within the C4 action of the LIFE Medturtles project, made a theoretical and practical training course on installation, use of TED (turtle excluder device) and data collection for efficiency...

Schools lectures on sea turtles in Turkey!

PSCA continues awareness-raising activities as well as conducting field studies of the Life MedTurtles Project. Despite the restrictions due to the COVID-19 measures, PSCA delivered informative materials to the schools, where they orginized seminars via online...

The sea turtle “Sayda” was released in Tunisia!

On the occasion of the European Day of Nature 2000 and the International Day for Biological Diversity, the sea turtle Caretta caretta called "Sayda" was released after treatment and rehabilitation at the Center de First Aid from the Faculty of Sciences of Sfax....

A new campaign with fishermen of UVEG team

A new campaign of UVEG team, in collaboration with Juan Eymar, from the regional government (Generalitat Valenciana), to acknowledge participation in the project LIFE MEDTURTLES of fishermen from the North of Castellón province, Valencia region, Spain. Very...

Ten turtles went back to the sea!

Last Saturday, thanks to the precious support of Dive Planet Rimini, Fondazione Cetacea released seven sea turtles treated over the past months at their Rescue Centre. Three others had been released on Friday, also at Rimini coast. Thanks to Stefano Paganelli of...

Fishermen’s awareness campaigns continues in Turkey

PSCA-DEKAMER team continues their training with fishermen as part of the LIFE Medturtles project. In the training, the team gives information about sea turtles and explains how to save turtles that are caught by accident during fishing. Finally, the team invites...

The Second turtle arrived at Sfax first aid center!

In the frame of the Life Medturtles project: Arrival of the Second loggerhead turtle "MALEK" at the first aid center at the Sfax Faculty of Sciences. We are grateful to the fisherman who brought the turtle after its accidental capture in his net. We would like also...

Beginning of sea turtle’s nesting season 2021

Starting the 2021 public awareness campaign to increase the detection and protection of loggerhead sea turtle nests in the Spain's Mediterranean coast, in collaboration with the local government of the Valencia region and NGO...

Awareness campaign with fishermen in Tunisia!

Awareness campaign and distribution of T-shirts, posters, and fisher kits to fishermen and menders at the port of Chebba in the frame of the Life MedTurtles project funded by the European Union and coordinated in Tunisia by the Sfax Faculty of Sciences.  ...

First in-person meeting with fishermen in Tunisia!

The FSS first organized meeting with the fishermen of Chebba on 04/04/2021. A meeting with fruitful discussions and a lot of optimism and encouragement for the implementation of project actions. The team warmly thank all the fishermen who were present, the dean of...

Fondazione Cetacea fishermen interview campaign!

In early June 2020 Fondazione Cetacea, partner of the Life Medturtles project started its interview campaign for the collections of important data on the current panorama of the sea turtle population in the Adriatic Sea with fishermen operating in 9 target ports,...

PSCA continue the detection of ghost nets in Turkey!

Our project partner PSCA-DEKAMER is continuing discovery dives for detection #ghostnets in different coastal areas in Turkey. The team is also collecting abandoned longlines and marine litter in discovery dives. [video width="1270" height="720"...

Stranded of loggerhead sea turtles in Tunisia

The Life MedTurtles Tunisia team moved today to the beach of Sidi Hmed Absa to examine the stranding of a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) and a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in order to take the necessary samples. The information was received from a...

Network of sea turtles in Tunisia

In order to foster the national stranding network of sea turtles in Tunisia, a technical meeting was held on November 26th 2020 between the main National Partners. The discussion focused on the next steps to be followed based on successful synergies between the...

Another two loggerhead turtles released!

On the morning of 26th November 2020, Fondazione Cetacea brought back into the sea two turtles, Giuseppe and Alessandra. The first one is a young Caretta caretta recovered on 20 August 2020 by ENPA Lagosanto, which form Delta Rescue association, together with...

eTurtle App presentation

Within the framework of the Life Medturtles project, it was made an online meeting with the partner associations of the "SeaTuMed" Program, to present and promote the "eTurtle" application developed by the Life Euroturtles project. Thank you to all who were present...

Recovery of abandoned longline during fieldwork in Turkey

DEKAMER team is removing an abandoned longline from the sea during fieldwork. Abandoned fishing lines, ghost nets, and marine debris have a huge impact on marine life. Many creatures, including sea turtles, marine mammals, and birds, are entangled in these gears,...

Loggerhead turtle hatchlings found in Murcia

Last Friday 11, the UVEG team moved to Murcia region (south of Valencia region) to assist regional authorities in the search of a loggerhead turtle nest in the beach where 2 hatchlings were found a week ago. We succeed by finding the nest, with other two live...

Tracking loggerhead turtles in Spain

Last July, the UVEG team, in collaboration with other Institutions, was able to tag a loggerhead nesting in Cullera (Valencia). As revealed by the track, the turtle went south, out of the region, trying to nest (without success) in Andalucia beaches (south Spain)....

News about the sea turtle Golia route

The sea turtle Golia, released by Fondazione Cetacea in Riccione last October after an accidental catch in a fishing net, is spending the summer near the coasts of Emilia Romagna region, in the North Adriatic sea.  

SEA TURTLE ALERT

The new campaign by Xaloc NGO and UVEG team to detect and protect hatchlings emerged from undetected nests over the season in East Spain. The time for the hatching of the possible nets of sea turtles no detected begins now. They usually hatch during the night,...

The UVEG team (Spain), in collaboration with other institutions, managed to tag two loggerhead turtles nesting in the Spanish coast this summer. Below the tracks so far. This action, with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition and the...

A NEST OF LOGGERHEAD TURTLE IN CULLERA, VALENCIA!

Another nest in Spain. This time close to Valencia, at the beach of Cap Blanc, Cullera (Valencia Province). Last early morning a sport fisherman activated the nesting protocol calling the 112 to report the presence of a sea turtle. UVEG team (Universitat de...

One more nest in Spain

UVEG team moved to La Manga del Mar Menor, in Murcia province, to assist local authorities in the finding and relocation of eggs. In situ incubation was dismissed due to the proximity of the clutch to the sea, in a very narrow and highly visited beach with...

BREAKING NEWS

News from the GSM transmitter of Golia, an adult male from Caretta caretta long more than 70 cm of carapace, released last October 24th after a short period of hospitalization in the Marine Turtle Recovery Center in Riccione of Fondazione Cetacea: Golia, after...

Meeting at the Port of Shëngjin – Albania

Our Albanian LIFEMEDTURTLES partner Herpetofauna Albanian Society held today a meeting at the Port of Shëngjin for the implementation of the act. C6 which aims the reduction of the impact of the ghost gears in sea turtles....

UVEG social media campaign

Today, the UVEG team and the NGO XALOC release the social media campaign aimed at increasing the loggerhead sea turtle nesting reports in our coasts, and also with the objective of informing how to act in case someone finds a turtles nesting on the beach. This is...

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