Public Release of the sea turtle Caretta-caretta "Wallace"
- Public Release of the sea turtle Caretta-caretta "Wallace"
- Δευ, 1. Ιούλιος 2019, 11:30
ARCHELON invites you at the Public Release of the sea turtle Caretta-caretta "Wallace", at Rethymno.
"Wallace" was found on the 30th of June 2018 at Phalasarna with shell and head wounds in critical condition. With the help of the Port Police, citizens and the crew of ANEK Lines/Blue Star Ferries the turtle was transferred at Piraeus where it came under the care of ARCHELON's Rescue Center researchers. Wallace is a sea turtle with a curved shell length of 77 centimeters and 69 centimeters wide, weighing nearly 54 kilos. Its age is estimated to be around 30 to 40 years old.
One year later the circle of hope is completed and "Wallace" is ready to return in the Cretan Seas and continue his long journey.
On Monday 1st of July at 11.30, at the beach in front of Grecotel Creta Palace, at Misiria Rethymno, you are welcome to come and see up close the return of "Wallace" to its natural habitat.
This public event is brought to you with the support of Grecotel Creta Palace from the GRECOTEL Hotel & Resorts group and within the project TUI TURTLE AID Greece by the TUI Care Foundation.
Rethymno 18 km long sandy beach is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. It is also the ideal reproduction site for the famous Caretta-Caretta sea turtle
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