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summer projects

A nesting area in Peloponnesus :
The gulf of Kyparissia which hosts the second most important reproductive population of Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean with 941 nests and 75 volunteers in 2010.
The reproduction period extends from the end of May until October.

Tom Riggall
Tom Riggall

Monitoring Leader, Kyparissia Nest excavation

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Tagging and biometric equipment Scanner and pit gun (PIT TAG), metal tagger, hole punch, plastic tagger, red lamp, plastic tape measure and calipers

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Tagging equipment
Tagging equipment

Plastic tagger and hole punch

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Night survey
Night survey

Turtle tagging

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Night survey
Night survey

Turtle laying

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Night survey
Night survey

Turtle nesting (recovering)

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks

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Cook
Cook
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River Nedas
River Nedas

Kyparissia Bay, nesting area

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Night survey
Night survey

Turtle nesting

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks / Nesting process

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Location of egg chamber before protection

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Sector distance measurements taken of exact nest locations

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Nest protection with a grid and bamboo

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Nest
Nest
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Nest
Nest
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Bamboo collect and cut
Bamboo collect and cut
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Bamboo collect and cut
Bamboo collect and cut
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Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks / Nesting process

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks / Nesting process

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Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Volunteers digging in search of a nest before protection

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Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

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Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Nest protection with a grid and bamboo

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Hatchling tracks

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Hatchling

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Boxing

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