Although a slight increase was determined in the number of nests on Altınkum beaches, it can be seen that this increase is not significant when compared to the figures of previous years. This could be explained by the natural fluctuations in the turtles’ nesting behavior. However, only after future research can this be established or otherwise explained. The total numbers of nests and false crawls by year are given in Charts 3 and 4 below.

Chart 3: Nests made on Altınkum beaches by years


Chart 4: False crawls made on Altınkum beaches by years