Injured sea turtle spotted at Governor’s Beach

Regarding the injured turtle that was found on Sunday, June 27, 2021, on the beach of Governor’s Beach, we would like to inform that it is a middle-aged green turtle (Chelonia mydas). The turtle was picked up by the staff of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research and transferred to the Cyprus Marine Aquaculture Research Center, which also functions as a Center for First Aid, Treatment and Rehabilitation of injured sea turtles. The turtle was in a very bad condition, visibly emaciated and dehydrated, had a severed front fin and carried a very large number of ectoparasites which appeared to have caused great damage to the eyes, possibly to the extent that vision was very limited and/or blindness.