Ever Wonder what a Day in Life of a Marine Biologist is like?
Don't miss this opportunity to Monitor Active Sea Turtle nests incubating in the greenhouse, followed by nest escavation
and Hatchling Release!
Go on Night Patrol to relocate endangered nests and you even get to see nesting turtles!
Participants will learn about sea turtle biology, environmental threats, Protection strategies
and have hands on sea turtle conservation experiences.
Leatherback Nest Collection
Sea Turtle nests usually hatch at night. and the first turtles emerge in the early morning. Once the nests become active
they need to be monitored around the clock. Nests then need to be escavated and inventoried to free any trapped hatchlings
that didn't emerge on their own.
Participants will assist in excavations, record data on nest contents, measure and care for hatchlings, and help manage hatchling
Activities: (Choose Daytime or Nighttime activities)
DAYTIME ACTIVITIES (YOU MAY ATTEND ONE OR BOTH)
10am-3pm Nest Monitoring and Hatchling
Inventory & Hatchling Release
11pm-2am or 3-6am Nest Relocation Patrols (depending on tides and beach conditions)
Students will also learn about Temperature-dependent
Sex Determination (TSD), and how the Incubation Greenhouse in Todos Santos is helping increase populations and balance
gender-ratios of critically endangered Pacific Leatherback sea turtles. All this in just one day!
Scholarships are available for local
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