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, and care for emerging hatchlings. You'll learn to clean out sea turtle nests and inventory the ingredients to determine hatch rate. Hatchling Releases are held at sunset everyday Dec 10- February! 

Or, go on MidNight Patrol to relocate endangered nests and you may 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.

 Program Schedule:

MidNight Nest Patrol:

October 16 - December 15

Meeting Time 11pm  


Nursery Watch/Hatchling Release:

December 10 - March 10

10am-3pm (Nursery Watch) & 

5pm-7pm (Hatchlings Release)


Contribution $65 

This program is recommended for adults and children six years old and over.  Children 6-14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  No Childten Drop off.

Leatherback Nest Collection

MarineBiologist for a Day Registration
2022-23 Season Registration
  MidNight Nest Rescue Oct 16- Dec 15
Nursery Watch/Hatchling Release Dec.10- Mar 10
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Nursery Watch & Hatchling Release (Dec 10- Mar 10))
MidNight Nest Rescue (Oct 20- Dec 20)
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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.



Students will 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!


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Scholarships are available for local students!

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