A total of 49 caretta nests were found.
It was monitored that Caretta Caretta sea turtle that was tagged at Çalış Beach with code number TR-48 has reached Dalyan İztuzu Beach in 23 days. Until today, this was the 5th turtle which a satellite tracking device was attached to monitor. On the night of July 2 around 03:30 in the morning the 45-50 year old and 50-60 kg turtle came ashore at Karaot Akgöl to lay her eggs, and after she deposited her eggs she was tagged and sent back to sea with applause.
The rumour says the Caretta with the code number TR-48 will be named after Erdoğan Bayraktar Minister of Environment, and it was monitored that she traveled 350 km in 25 days to reach İztuzu Beach in Dalyan.
Çalış Tourism and Promotion Association Chairman Mete Ay said “it is positive that conservation work for caretta at Çalış Beach is done in a planned and regular basis. I would like to thank those who make scientific studies in an effort to better protect this species. The sea turtle TR-48 which we tagged on July 02 has reached Dalyan İztuzu area in 25 days. Her route can be tracked on internet. At the moment, we have 49 caretta caretta nests on Çalış Beach determined by our volunteers. We have 13 nests at Çalış Beach region and 36 at Blackweed Akgöl, Yanıklar Beach. We will increase conservation efforts even more in future years, and will try to replicate this number. Associate Professor Yakup Kaska said “Çalış Beach region is intertwined with tourism and Caretta. The turtles can go to the beach despite the hotels. With the help of EPASA and NGO’s we can protect them better. Our tagged turtle TR-48 is still on Turkish coast and can be monitored on internet. . We sent 5 caretta to date, and investigations are being carried by teams on them.”