The primary sea turtle egg of the yr was laid on Dalyan Iztuzu Seashore, which is underneath safety as a threatened species as a result of human threats, the place Caretta caretta sea turtles lay their eggs for breeding.
Iztuzu Seashore is crucial breeding floor for Caretta caretta sea turtles, often known as loggerhead turtles, and the areas the place turtles lay their eggs on the seashore are marked and guarded by the Sea Turtle Analysis, Rescue and Rehabilitation Heart (DEKAMER).
In 2022, about 12,000 hatchlings hatched from the eggs present in 438 nesting areas, however only a few of them will attain adolescence. The primary Caretta caretta sea turtle egg nest of 2023 was instantly protected by DEKAMER officers after being detected.
“The First Nest! Right now, the primary nest of the season was detected and guarded by our staff on Dalyan Seashore, because it has been for years. We hope it is going to be a good looking season for each turtles and turtle lovers,” DEKAMER shared on social media.