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
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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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Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Adult turtle tracks

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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

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Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Inundated nest

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Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

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Kalo Nero
Kalo Nero

Seasonal Information Kiosk

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Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

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Kyparissia Bay
Kyparissia Bay

Nesting area

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Boxing
Boxing

Putting boxes on

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Boxing
Boxing

Putting boxes on

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Morning survey
Morning survey

Hatchling tracks

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