Over 50 sea turtles’ nests at Kiti-Pervolia’s Caretta beach this year

Over 50 loggerhead sea turtles have nested so far at the Caretta beach area of Kiti-Pervolia this year, Melina Marcou of the Cyprus Fisheries Department told Philenews on Tuesday. Each nest has about 80-100 eggs with an estimated 4,000 baby turtles expected to be hatched this summer, she added. As part of the turtle preservation programme, turtle nests in these areas are recorded and monitored. These beaches are also monitored by drone through the LIFE Euroturtles programme.