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the turtles you saw in Zakynthos!

Send us the photos or videos of the sea turtles you saw in Zakynthos. We will identify them and share their unique stories with you!

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Data policy

2024 :

 

224

unique turtles for which we provided their stories in 2024

415

pictures received in 2024

83%

identification success percentage

2023 :

 

46

unique turtles for which we provided their stories in 2023

164

pictures received in 2023

74%

identification success percentage

The Zakynthos Turtles project

We have a unique knowledge of the sea turtles of Zakynthos and their underwater world through long-term in-water observations and scientific research. We are able to identify each and every one of them, through their unique patterns on their head (like the human fingerprints). We have a photo-database of the sea turtles of Zakynthos spanning more than 23 years containing more than 1600 unique individuals! Many of these turtles have fascinating stories! We want to share this knowledge with you and tell you all about the specific turtles you saw in Zakynthos: their history (how often the visit the island), their behaviours, habits, but also information about their threats, injuries, and their viewing pressure. You can receive this information for free, by simply sending us your photos or videos of the turtles you saw in Zakynthos. Our vision is that by perceiving the sea turtles as unique individuals, we will actively engage visitors with responsible wildlife and in general environmental conservation!

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The Zakynthos Turtles team

Kostas Papafitsoros

Project coordinator

Vincent Tarrit

Software developer

Lukáš Adam

Research scientist

Galini Samlidou

Project assistant