Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.

Marine Biologist for a Day

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!

Night Patrols are also a possiblility depending on conditions.      

Participants will learn about sea turtle biology, environmental threats, Protection strategies and have hands on sea turtle conservation experiences.


     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 releases.




10am-3pm  Nest Monitoring and Hatchling care

5pm-7pm   Nest Inventory & Hatchling Release 

3-7am Nest Relocation Patrols (details for patrols will be given at the hatchling release, and depend 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!

Registration available below:.

Marine Biologist for a Day Registration Form
Program Available October 15- May 15.
Hatchling Release available November 30 - May 15.
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Choose Arrival Time:
10am-3pm Nest Monitoring
5pm-7pm Nest escavation/ Hatchling release

Scholarships are available for local students!

¡Becas Disponibles!



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