After thousands of kilometers and several months on the coasts of Greece, the turtle released in Oropesa has returned to the Sicilian channel.
The spectacular 100-kilo turtle, which the Oceanogràfic Foundation and the Azul Marino Foundation returned to the sea in June last year, arrived in just over two months on the shores of Greece and has now undertaken what appears to be a return to the sea. starting point using the same route through the Sicilian Channel. Colomera had been cured in the ARCA del Mar of the Oceanogràfic after the intervention of the Stranding Network, made up of the Generalitat Valenciana, the University of Valencia and the Oceanogràfic Foundation.
He entered the sea again on the beach of Bellver de Oropesa on June 25 and, after passing the Columbretes Islands, continued his journey to the Balearic Islands. After traveling the coasts of Palma de Mallorca, and according to satellite data, in mid-July she was in the Sicilian Channel, between the coasts of Tunisia and that of Sicily.
Seis meses en las costas de Grecia
Its route continued towards Greece, specifically towards the Gulf of Ciparisia, on the western coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, near the Ionian Sea, where it has remained for six months until it has begun to change its habit and course as it heads towards the Strait from Messina, at the tip of the boot of Italy and the island of Sicily, first, and then heading towards the Sicilian Channel. The last location, thanks to the satellite signal emitter that it carries in its shell, places it near the island of Malta.