It is here, near the beach of Domes Aulūs Zante that both the Caretta-Caretta sea turtle and the Mediterranean seal find the ideal environment for spawning every year. Caretta, the loggerhead sea turtle, is a species of oceanic turtle, a marine reptile deriving from the ancient family of Cheloniidae. Still living in the Mediterranean, the Caretta-Caretta turtle is possible to meet since it spawns along the beaches of the Laganas Gulf.
Laganas in Zakynthos is one of the species’ most important shelters. Fossil records have led to the conclusion that sea turtles are contemporaries of dinosaurs. Guests of the Domes Aulūs Zante have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this magnificent, protected species in its natural habitat.
Have also in Mind
- The Caretta-Caretta turtles can have considerable dimensions. Imagine that the largest weights 140 kg. and measures circa 120 cm whereas the smallest measures 80 cm.
- Although they are big enough, they are very fast.
- These turtles can reach 30km/hour and can protect themselves from possible dangers.
- The Caretta-Caretta turtles spawn always in the same beach where they were born. Thus, it is important to keep the conditions for the nests survival in order to avoid the specimen extinction.
- Their nesting period is from June to August.
- Only a small percentage of them is going to survive since there are many obstacles all around the beach and lights that disorientate the young turtles.
- Once in the water there is still danger and only one out of one thousand grows up.
So whether you’re looking to make a sustainable difference or witness the magnificent, protected Caretta loggerhead sea turtle up close, Domes Aulūs Zante has got you covered.