Lampedusa Turtle Group
Sea turtles are not only beautiful animals, but they are essential for the marine ecosystem because they are greedy for jellyfish, which threatens our oceans due to their exponentially increasing number.
Although a sea turtle's lifespan could reach 150 years or more, many of them die way earlier due to human interference: fishing nets, hooks, trash, global warming, ... We must start to behave responsibly towards our environment, and we have to do it quick.
Lampedusa Turtle Group is a research center, a hospital, and a museum related to sea turtles guided by an amazing human being, Dr. Daniela Freggi. We spent two weeks, together with other volunteers from all over the world, performing various activities — manual work such as cleaning up the center, the turtles, and their pools every two mornings, but also assisting veterinarian surgeons and guiding visitors through the museum and raising awareness.