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

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

Tagging equipment
Tagging equipment

Plastic tagger and hole punch

Night survey
Night survey

Turtle tagging

Night survey
Night survey
Night survey
Night survey

Turtle nesting (recovering)

Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks

Cook
Cook
River Nedas
River Nedas

Kyparissia Bay, nesting area

Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks

Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks

Morning survey
Morning survey

Location of egg chamber before protection

Morning survey
Morning survey

Sector distance measurements taken of exact nest locations

Morning survey
Morning survey

Nest protection with a grid and bamboo

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

Adult turtle tracks

Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

Morning survey
Morning survey

Inundated nest

Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

Kalo Nero
Kalo Nero

Seasonal Information Kiosk

Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

Boxing
Boxing

Putting boxes on

Boxing
Boxing

Putting boxes on

Morning survey
Morning survey

Hatchling tracks