Zakynthos welcomed more than 90,000 turtle eggs in 2018



The turtle population on the island of Zakynthos saw a significant increase this year, with a record number of nests and eggs of the caretta caretta species.

According to the sea turtle protection society of Greece Archelon and the National Sea Park of Zakynthos there were  an estimated 1,454 nests discovered on the six beaches located in Laganas Gulf.

Especially in 2018 on the beach of Sekanies, the most popular for caretta-caretta, hosted 783 nests and 93,960 eggs. 

It is estimated that 1 of 1,000 hatchlings manages to survive so in this case approximately 94 baby turtles will get off the beach and go into the water.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.