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Last Updated: Wednesday August 15 2007 12:48 GMT

Tourist threat to Greek turtles

Turtle swimming

Loads of turtles are being killed or hurt by people using speedboats and jet skis, say turtle charities in Greece.

So many of the endangered animals have been hurt by people speeding during water sports this summer, they've had to expand their intensive care unit.

Charities are now urging holidaymakers to be more careful, especially in waters near the Greek island of Rhodes.

One worker said: "The laws for the speed on water need to be revised so that less injuries occur."