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

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Feeding
Feeding

Feeding by forceps

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Head injury
Head injury

Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta

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Feeding
Feeding

Adding fluids to the tube feed (dextrose)

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Feeding
Feeding

Tube feeding

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Before release
Before release

Measurements before release (Giorgakis)

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Canella
Canella

Flipper injury (missing)

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Offshore release by boat
Offshore release by boat

Anna releasing Giorgakis, Anavissos

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Medical treatments
Medical treatments

Turtle waiting for medical treatments Hook ingestion

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Head injury
Head injury

Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta

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

Barnacles removal

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Arrival of Costas
Arrival of Costas

Barnacles and algae removal

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Arrival of Costas
Arrival of Costas

Barnacles removal

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New intensive care unit
New intensive care unit

Outside

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Medical treatments
Medical treatments

Turtle waiting for medical treatments

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

Entrance

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Feeding
Feeding

Tube feeding

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Feeding
Feeding

Feeding by hand

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Morning activities
Morning activities

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

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Feeding
Feeding

Feeding by forceps

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Medical treatments
Medical treatments

Wetting the gauze on the turtle's eyes

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Turtle cleaning
Turtle cleaning

Rinsing

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Arrival of Dina
Arrival of Dina

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

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Loggerhead sea turtle
Loggerhead sea turtle

Caretta caretta

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Morning activities
Morning activities

Volunteers getting a turtle out of her tank

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Applying the epoxy resin
Applying the epoxy resin

Installation of a counterweight system solving flotation problems in injured turtles

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