Eleftheria goes free

NEWS Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

A green turtle named Eleftheria - Greek for Freedom - was released back into the sea at Meneou yesterday after being nursed back to health.

The turtle was released into the sea in the presence of the Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis.

Eleftheria was found in Limassol on 2 July by members of the public. The turtle was taken to the Fisheries Department as she appeared to have difficulty in moving and diving. After two months of treatment and care she has fully recovered and could swim, dive and eat without problems.

Elftheria is an adult female turtle and is 83cm long, 69cm wide and weighs about 68kg.