Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.

Marine Biologist for a Day

Ever Wonder what a Day in Life of a Marine Biologist is like? 

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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.

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Leatherback Nest Collection

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     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.
 

 

Activities: (Choose Daytime or Nighttime activities)

 DAYTIME ACTIVITIES (YOU MAY ATTEND ONE OR BOTH)

  • 10am-3pm  Nursery Watch
  • 5pm-7pm  Hatchling Release
      OR 
NIGHTTIME ACTIVITIES 
  • 11pm-2am or 3-6am MidNight Nest Rescue (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!

 

Registration opens September 1, 2021, Save the Date below!


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MarineBiologist for a Day Registration
2021-22 Season Registration
  MidNight Nest Rescue Oct 20- Dec 20
Nursery Watch  Dec.10- Mar 20
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Nursery Watch & Hatchling Release (Dec 10- Mar 20)
MidNight Nest Rescue (Oct 20- Dec 20)
 
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Scholarships are available for local students!

¡Becas Disponibles!




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