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Caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtle "Maria" returned to her natural environment

sea turtle release sea turtle release Misiria Rethymno
"Maria" - a female Caretta caretta sea turtle 70 cm carapace length, 45 kilos and about 20-30 years old - 
that was found seriously injured  on the island of Crete, was returned on Sunday, September 9, 2018, to her 
natural environment on the beach of Rethymno.

The Caretta Caretta loggerhead sea turtle was released back into the waters of the Cretan sea. The injured turtle was 
rescued by members of  Sea Turtle Protection Society Archelon and supported by the Municipality of Rethymno.
“Maria” was found injured at the beginning of April at the beach of Vlite, at Souda Chania.

‘Maria” transported to the rescue Center in Glyfada near Athens transferred to a special care center and after 6 months of intense treatment for her broken
jaw, the turtle was given the necessary care before returning to her natural environment.


City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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