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
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!
Scholarships are available for local