Catch the Hatch

We invite you to experience the public excavations that will take place this week in Rethymno.

“Public excavation” is called the opening of every nest, that is made by trained volunteers of ARCHELON, while the audience is invited to be present. The opening of the nest is made always after a certain number of days have passed, when all the baby sea turtles have been incubated. In this way it is recorded by ARCHELON the percentage of the incubation success, namely how many baby sea turtles went successfully into the water and how many were not incubated and for what reason.

In the nest very often there are belated baby sea turtles which are carefully set free by the volunteers of ARCHELON and are led in a certain way to the water, something that excites the observers of the public excavation.