Turtles and plastic

© Tortue cacouanne

17 octobre 2014

The “Cetro di Recupero Tartarughe Marine” of Naples is the only centre of this type in South Italia. It answers calls from people or organisms that inform them of the presence of washed-up turtles on Italian coasts, wether they are dead or alive. The centre is directed by Sandra Hachscheid. Her team heals as well as they can the turtles so that some of them will be set free again after a few months. Regardless of their state of health when they arrive at the centre, the majority of the turtles that have been, found or healed have ingested plastic. 

© N.Pansiot/Tara Expéditions