Astrid had a hard life. The young loggerhead turtle washed ashore on the coast of Girne in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in September 2015 with heavy injuries including bodily wounds, a skull fracture and visual impairment in one eye. She was rushed to the veterinary hospital of Yakın Doğu University for rehabilitation in order for it to return to its home: the Mediterranean.
For four years Astrid was treated and rehabilitated to be able to return to the sea. Finally, this October, the veterinarians taking care of Astrid decided the turtle was ready to go back home and released the loggerhead with a tracker on its back.
According to Astrid’s tracker, the loggerhead has managed to swim more than 1,000 kilometers, passing through Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt and settled down near the Suez Canal for winter.
Astrid's caregivers announced that they will continue to monitor the loggerhead since its movements might shed light on the migration habits of loggerheads, also known as Caretta caretta. It is believed that the migration of the loggerhead turtles have changed due to climate change.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.