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!


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.
A $45 program contribution is requested upon registration. 

Activities(Choose daytime of Nighttime Activities)


  • 10am-3pm  Nest Monitoring and Hatchling care (Dec 6- Mar 31)
  • 5pm-7pm Nest Inventory & Hatchling Release (Dec 6- Mar 31) 



  • 11pm-2am or 3-6am Night Nest Patrols (Oct 16-Dec 16 only)


Patrols depend on tides.


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
NightTime Activities Available October 16- Dec 16
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 16)

Scholarships are available for local students!

¡Becas Disponibles!



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