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Caretta Caretta
Turtle (Caretta Caretta)

Lives at sea. No deadlock in the land except to spawn. Back side is a reddish brown, whitish on the bottom is yellow. Swimming legs were injured and in a way that outer edge shovel format includes up to 2 nails. Despite receiving oxygen, the air can stay under water a long time. Eggs are buried in pits that open in the night sea. You can leave a time of 100 eggs (162'ye until it is determined). After the 2-month incubation period, offspring hatch at night go to the sea..

Spread to the Mediterranean coast. The most important spawning areas Belek, Cirali, Anamur, Köyceğiz, are Dalyan beach. The shell can grow up to lengths of 1 meter. Fish, crustacean and live in water (especially sea mothers) and is fed.

Approximately 105 million years on earth is thought to be. With the capacity to replicate human settlements and to decrease the number today. Under the threat of extinction for the protection.

Reproductive Activity in ÇIRALI AND PROTECTION

Width of 3.2 km-long beach Çıralı Varies between 50-100 m. Starting with a soft slope rising from the coast Çıralı Beach in the south Olympus, in the rocky north Karaburun's is limited. The Mediterranean sea at the same time denizkaplumbağaları 'is a major producing area. Natural Life Protection Association Turkey 1994 in this area since the monitoring and protection work denizkaplumbağalarına carries. During this study Çıralı Beach that all the outputs identified Caretta caretta'ya aittir. Areas of night and morning to study sea, of data to be recorded twice a day checking method is carried out. Night observations 23:00-03:00, 05:30-09:00 in the morning observations are made. Night adult female individuals and record holder in the observations are received in the morning observations are in, and the youngster out of the slot containing the data is recorded.

Coastal Management and Tourism in Turkey Project as a system for the local people and visitors awareness and information studies has given positive results. Especially During the reproductive period to the beach from the car to block entry of Ulupınar Muhtarlık with the car parks be established in certain areas of the coast in this area critical path is taken. Slowly in the beginning of the difficulties encountered Study and has been a success beyond. Informative and stimulating to all coastal Signs have been placed, the season before making sure all the pensions and businesses on the beach The issues related to information documents and posters are placed on a regular basis. Owners and operators of restaurants in the beach with deck chair and umbrella of the talk editing and lighting is provided by the curtain. Observations during the night on the beach encountered, and the noise that will startle denizkaplumbağalarının, provide information about working with people who use the light, the irritating behavior Primary school children in the village regularly locked.Çıralı The Environmental Education provides information about courses is denizkaplumbağaları and children are also provided volunteers to participate in fieldwork.

Çıralı Beach that is executed caretta caretta population since 1998 to determine and protect work BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers ) is implemented in cooperation with. This works in the framework of a monitoring program will continue next year also. Çıralı, protect the natural values, in the Antalya region, increased tourism the impact of investment in reproduction with no alternative for the other caretta caretta to be a move.
     
 
 
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