Monitoring Albanian beaches for marine turtle nesting suitability Technical Report 2019 Executive Summary

Albania’s coastline spans across two regional seas within the Mediterranean, the Adriatic (north) and the Ionian Sea (south). Sea turtles were first documented present in Albanian waters in 1960 and monitoring of the local population has since concentrated within the marine environment. Previous research has determined important areas for over-wintering and development grounds for the species Caretta caretta and recorded the presence of green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Information of nesting activity across Albania has been collected since 2002 by the… read more

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