Caorle is a coastal town in the Province of Venice, Veneto, Italy, located between the estuaries of the Livenza and Lemene rivers. It is situated on the west coast of the Adriatic Sea between two other famous tourist towns, Eraclea and Bibione. Since the beginning of the 20th century the territory around Caorle has been deeply modified. Most of the woods of the "Selva Lupanica" were cut to give room to fields for cultivation, rivers were embanked, and marshes were reclaimed. The result of these changes is a landscape of wide flat areas, with no trees even along the rivers course. Along the coast, erosion constantly modifies the scenery. The landscape is still rather wild, with changing sandbanks and fishing valleys. Caorle is a small city, but is appreciated by tourists in all seasons. The old town centre is still structured as a little Venetian corner, with its coloured houses. During the summer many family-oriented activities take place on its long beach.
Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:59

One more sat-tagged loggerhead turtle

First wintering loggerhead turtle was tagged with satellite transmitter by yesterday aboard trawling boat „Calypso“ from Lošinj. It was accidentally caught some 4 NM west of Dugi otok. We are looking forward to receiving its „call“. The same trawling boat in 2006 caught the first loggerhead turtle that we tagged with satellite transmitter. Loggerhead turtle named „Calypso“ was released on 7. September 2006 (on the photo here). It transmitted its locations during nine months (map). Unfortunately, on 20. May 2007 Calypso was found dead near Venice in harbour of Boca di porto di Malamocco. Short announcement of the activities was presented in More on Croatian TV
Due to last December 2014heavy storms, many carcasses of Caretta caretta appeared on the Adriatic seaside. The situation is not as serious as it was in November 2013 when 166 carcasses were recovered but  only for December 2014, 64 dead turtles were found on the coasts of Emilia Romagna and Marche. On 20th December a piece of gillnet (30/40 meters) has been retrieved -  not very far from the shore of Cervia (Italy) - with six caught turtles (all dead): two of the carcasses were apparently trapped in the net while already dead and in an advanced state of decomposition, the other four animals were hopelessly entangled and died. In October 2014,the Cetacea Foundation biologists also found a dolphin in an advanced state of decomposition with a long piece of gillnet in its mouth. The Tartalife project, coordinated by the CNR of Ancona (National Research Center), informed the Cetacea Foundation technicians about the placement of gillnets up to 50 km long in the Cattolica sea (Italy). The sea turtles’ mass strandings occurred in the past two years could be engendered also by the increased use of gillnet. These nets are very solid - although the wire is thin - and…
Monday, 12 January 2015 09:40

Jesolo in NETCET City Network!

This autumn we had the pleasure to welcome the  town of Jesolo in NETCET City Network! Jesolo is situated on the Adriatic Sea, in the North of Venice Lagoon with its fish valleys and evocative landscapes, in an area of about 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) where it is possible to dip into an unreal silence and to admire the wildlife in all its aspects, depending on the season.

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