The first Caretta Caretta nest was recorded in Crete, which is the third most important reproduction habitat of sea turtles in Greece.
Every summer, turtles come to Cretan beaches to lay their eggs. This year’s sea turtle’s nesting began very early in all major nesting beaches. So, both in Zakynthos, Peloponnese anf Crete, the first nests were 1-2 weeks early.
The intense beach erosion, the presence of heavy vehicles at the shore, the use of beach furniture in the evenings, the noise and light pollution, and the disturbance caused by human presence are some of the main problems in, and not only in, Crete that discourage the sea turtles’ nesting.