archelon GREECE

rescue center

The injuries for whom are treated more than 50 turtles each year are of 3 types :

  • Fishing injuries (amputations due to fishing gear entanglement, ingestion of hooks...).

  • Deliberated human injuries imposed by fishermen (head injuries).

  • Accidental injuries (collision with speedboats, ingestion of plastic bags... all the problems relative to the pollution, in general).

Once rehabilitated , they are released back to the sea either from the beach (Adults) or by boat (Juveniles or if they are missing a flipper).

Outside tanks
Outside tanks

Rescue Center, Glyfada

Feeding
Feeding

Feeding by forceps

Head injury
Head injury

Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta

Feeding
Feeding

Adding fluids to the tube feed (dextrose)

Feeding
Feeding

Tube feeding

Before release
Before release

Measurements before release (Giorgakis)

Canella
Canella

Flipper injury (missing)

Offshore release by boat
Offshore release by boat

Anna releasing Giorgakis, Anavissos

Medical treatments
Medical treatments

Turtle waiting for medical treatments Hook ingestion

Head injury
Head injury

Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta

After morning observations
After morning observations
Arrival of Costas
Arrival of Costas

Barnacles removal

Arrival of Costas
Arrival of Costas

Barnacles and algae removal

Arrival of Costas
Arrival of Costas

Barnacles removal

New intensive care unit
New intensive care unit

Outside

Medical treatments
Medical treatments

Turtle waiting for medical treatments

Inside tank cleaning
Inside tank cleaning
New intensive care unit
New intensive care unit

Entrance

Feeding
Feeding

Tube feeding

Feeding
Feeding

Feeding by hand

Morning activities
Morning activities

Volunteer getting a turtle out of her tank with a landing net

Feeding
Feeding

Feeding by forceps

Medical treatments
Medical treatments

Wetting the gauze on the turtle's eyes

Turtle cleaning
Turtle cleaning

Rinsing

Arrival of Dina
Arrival of Dina

Injured turtle arrival by bus at Kifissos bus station Very severe head injury

Loggerhead sea turtle
Loggerhead sea turtle

Caretta caretta

Morning activities
Morning activities

Volunteers getting a turtle out of her tank

Applying the epoxy resin
Applying the epoxy resin

Installation of a counterweight system solving flotation problems in injured turtles