World Turtle News, 02/07/2019
Green sea turtle spotted off Israeli coast after 10 years
Omassi said that he sent the photo of the green sea turtle to the INPA’s Sea Turtle Rescue Center, which keeps a database of photos that allows individual turtles to be identified by the unique characteristics of their shells. The center confirmed that Shani has never been spotted in this area before.
The green sea turtle is an endangered species that has almost totally disappeared from the Mediterranean Sea. Only 10 to 20 nests of this species are found annually on the entire Mediterranean coast.
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