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See Amazing Wildlife When Sailing Turkey

By MedSailors Crew
on  July 03, 2015

Whilst enjoying all the sandy beaches and clear blue waters that Turkey has to offer, it can be easy to forget that the country is home to some truly exciting wildlife.
Sailing in Turkey - Underwater wildlife exploration
Considered one of the best beaches in the world, Patara is a stunning stretch of sand that offers unspoilt views and perfect surroundings in which to relax – perfect surroundings not just for tourists sailing Turkey‘s seas but for amazing sea creatures too.

The waters of Patara are home to both loggerhead and green turtles. The former can grow up to two metres in length (making them easy to spot), whilst the latter was once called ‘soup’ turtles as they used to be considered something of a local delicacy. Luckily, both the loggerhead and green turtles are now recognised as protected species, meaning that they are free to nest and live on the beaches without fear of ending up on a nearby menu.

Some of the more adventurous turtles will happily mingle with visitors on the beach, meaning budding wildlife photographers will be well catered for. And those with a long lens should be prepared – look closely and you might even spot the dolphins that call Patara their home.

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