If you travel to the Adriatic Sea, you will hardly expect to find sea turtles at all.
If you travel to the Adriatic Sea, you will hardly expect to find sea turtles at all. Normally I see them in the tropics by scuba diving, but they rarely get to face. But I didn't know: In the Adria lives a large number of different kinds. Hardly a bathing guest gets them to face, unfortunately only when they are dead. Then they are swept by storm and current to the beach. In the autumn, if you go for a walk on the beach, when bathing season is over, you will find countless dead animals like I did. In the bathing season these are cleared away, people from the lido told me. It would harm the image of the seaside villages. But in autumn and winter nobody cares about and the beach is full of them. I was shocked and ashamed about this unbelievable tragedy. I found in a distance of 2.5 kilometers 18 cadavers in one day! If you extrapolate this to the whole Italian Adriatic Coast of about 1.200 kilometers, you get a really high number of dead seaturtles ONLY in this part of Italy. My question was: how can that be?