Turtles at Cirali beach

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Post by Al » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:48 am

Carrie...WONDERFUL pictures! Thanks!


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Post by carrie » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:20 am

Hi Al,

Glad you liked them !!! It truely was an experience of a lifetime !!

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Re: Turtles at Cirali beach

Post by carrie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:12 pm

The sea turtles have begun hatching already this year....many people visited te beach this morning and witnessed 5 nests hatching !!!!!

If you have not seen this before it is a must..will only continue for a few weeks only !!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Turtles at Cirali beach

Post by carrie » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:05 am

http://www.haber7.com/haber/20090804/ca ... -artis.php

http://www.stargundem.com/yasam/70208-c ... aberi.html

http://www.radikal.com.tr/Default.aspx? ... egoryID=85

here is my translated version from Turkish to English ( as best as I could )

I also sent the story to the two main turkish - english newspapers - the Zaman and the Hurriyet daily news

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/
http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/

in hope they would pick up the story.

The nests of the Caretta caretta ( Aka Loggerhead sea turles ) increase in a record amount this year .

Under the local muncipalities districts of Kumluca and Kemer and on the beach at Cirali ..the newly hatched eggs of the endangered Caretta Caretta sea turtles have begun making their journey to the sea.

Under the careful and watchful eye of the Ulupınar Environmental Protection and Development Association estabilished in 1994, the president Bayram Kütle has seen a rise over the past 15 years in the number of sea turtle nests. With this year being the most greatest amounts recorded ever.

In previous years the greatest amount of nests recorded were 106. This year a record number of 107 Caretta caretta nest have been recorded on both the beaches at Cirali and of Olympos.

Kütle said " In May and June each year the Caretta caretta sea turtles make their way to the Cirali beach to begin the laying process of their eggs.

After the laying of the eggs the incubation period of 60 days will begin where the nests are carefully caged, numbered and protected until the time of hatching.

A few days ago these endangered turtles have begun the journey of life and this year expected numbers are about 6 000 - 6 500 . The hatching usually begins about early to mid-August and will most likely continue until the first week of Sept.

Along with foundation members, many volunteers and the cooperative efforts of the Natural Life Protection Foundation the nests are checked on a daily basis and recorded of the findings.


Kütle said " many turkish citizens and tourists alike have come down to the beach in the early morning hours to witness the birth and struggle to the sea of the baby sea turtles."
Carrie Akkelle
Canada Hotel
Cirali / Olympos
Turkey

http://www.canadahotel.net/en/index.htm

my photo site;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/canmom


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