Cyprus Mail
Cyprus

Friendly turtles delighting Paphos swimmers

Loggerhead turtle

Swimmers at the Paphos municipal baths beach have been treated to the sight of two loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) swimming in the area.

The head of Paphos swimmers association Matheos Ierokipiotis told the Cyprus News Agency that the two turtles have been seen in the area over the last few days.

“Many of us had the luck to admire them from a close distance and it was admittedly an excellent sight,” he said.

Swimmers said that turtles have also been seen at Rikkos beach in Geroskipou and Kathari beach in Timi.

He added that turtles are very friendly towards humans, but they must be protected.

The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the loggerhead turtle and their eggs have been protected by law since 1971, as both turtles, especially the green, are endangered species.

Related Posts

Coronavirus: Parents stage protests outside education ministry buildings (video)

Gina Agapiou

Two men arrested for illegal possessions

Staff Reporter

Speeding driver found to have no licence

Gina Agapiou

Labour ministry issues warning after high dust levels in the air

Gina Agapiou

Daily News Briefing

Paul Lambis

Police say working hard to reduce fatalities as another man killed on the road

Gina Agapiou

18 comments

Comments are closed.