One of the organisations involved in the protection of Kefalonia’s Sea Turtles is Wildlife Sense (www.wildlifesense.com). Last week we had the immense privilege to be invited to help Wildlife Sense volunteers, Shirley and Mike Ogden check nesting sites for the progress of hatching and in some cases helping the baby turtles on their journey to the sea.
Wildlife Sense’s publicity leaflet tells us that ‘Kefalonia is home to 2 of the 7 sea turtle species that exist in the world. Loggerhead sea turtles, aso known as Caretta cartta, nest and forage on Kefalonia’s coast. Green sea turtles (Chetonia mydas) only forage here’.