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Loggerhead sea turtle (Χελώνα καρέττα)

Caretta caretta

Notes:

I spotted this reptile, on the beach Mia Lakkos, Soullaroi, Paliki, Cephalonia island, Greece. After 2 years of trying to watch a caretta caretta hatchling, finally this year I was lucky enough to see at least one baby longerhead turtle , with the help of specialized Archelon volunteeers, taking it's first dive!

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33 Comments (1–25)

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Thank you very much DanielePralong!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Λεωνίδα πραγματικά ήταν για μένα μια ξεχωριστή στιγμή που δεν πρόκειται ποτέ να την ξεχάσω!! Σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το σχόλιο και τα καλά σου λόγια!! :-)

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

I am happy too dear Despina!! Thank you very much!! :-)

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Thank you very much Marta RubioTexeira!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Thank you Pilar2!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Thank you very much RobThacker!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

It was a fantastic experience for me armadeus.4!! Thank you very much for your kind comment!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Thank you very much Ioannis!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Of course ashutosh.dudhatra!! Thank you very much!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Christos! Fantastic spotting and experience.

Congratulations Christos!!! Excellent moments only for this small turtle that made his or her first steps to his or her new amazing life but also for you because as far as I can understand these pictures made you so happy!!! Keep up the good work! Συγχαρητήρια Χρήστο... Ελπίζουμε να δούμε και άλλες υπέροχες φωτογραφίες από τις περιπέτειες σου!!!!

Congrats Christos for your SOTD, well done! It's a wonderful spotting, I'm so happy for you!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Thank you anoorag.saxena!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Yes Mark Ridgway!! Thank you very much!!

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

It was a dream for me!! I felt very lucky!! Thank you very much AshleyT!! :-)

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 6 years ago

Hello KarenL!! You are absolutely right in what you say!! I hope and wish the little turtle to have succeeded!! It was a great pleasure for me the wonderful contact with this great creature of nature!! I am also happy because through this wonderful project (Noah) the baby hatchling could make an equally important trip!! Thank you very much!! :-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Congratulations! Very pretty!

RobThacker
RobThacker 6 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD, nice narrative.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Christos! What an amazing experience and incredible privilege to be a part of for you. Thank you very much for sharing :)

Ioannis
Ioannis 6 years ago

Beautiful and touching!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago

Congrats Christos.....you're lucky!.....consider adding it to mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7376...

anoorag.saxena
anoorag.saxena 6 years ago

Nice!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats Christos. What a privilege.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Lucky you for getting to see one! Most of us can only dream of seeing this :) Congrats on sotd!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congrats Christos, your wonderful series has earned you Spotting of the Day! A newly hatched loggerhead sea turtle makes its perilous first journey to the ocean - It's estimated that only one in a hundred hatchings survive their first few days and they are at their most vulnerable during their passage across the sand.

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ChristosMaroulis
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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Πελοποννήσου, Δυτικής Ελλάδας και Ιονίου, Greece

Spotted on Aug 10, 2014
Submitted on Sep 2, 2014

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