Dead turtle washed up in Mythimna

Yet another dead sea turtle was found on Mythimna beach on Saturday.

Sea turtle dead in Mythimna
Sea turtle dead in Mythimna

It was an adult female loggerhead turtle. It had probably been nesting on Kissamos shores, before finding its premature end.

The turtle had a fishing line in its mouth and a bruise on the shell, giving some clues to the reason of death.

It was reported to the local authorities and to Archelon, the national turtle conservation group. It’s an unfortunate addition to an already long list.

Manuel

Greek in spirit. Recently adopted, with whole family, by Kissamos. Sea and nature lover.