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  Nest Monitoring and Hatchling care
  • 5pm-7pm   Nest Inventory & Hatchling Release
      OR 
NIGHTTIME ACTIVITIES 
  • 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!

Register below:.



Marine Biologist for a Day Registration Form
NightTime Activities Available October 16- Mar 31
DayTime Activities available December 6 - Mar 31
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Choose Activity
Daytime Nest Monitoring.10am & Hatchling Release 5pm (Dec 6- Mar 31)
Night Patrol 11pm-2am (Oct 16- Dec 31)
 
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