Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.

Marine Biologist for a Day

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


     Patrol for nests by night, monitor active nests by day, and release hatchlings at sunset.  A day in the life of a Marine Biologist is filled with adventure, discovery, and most of all the conservation of endangered species like sea turtles!

     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. These nests need to be escavated later in the afternoon 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.


Choose two-three of the following activities:

Program Runs December 3 - March 30 

All activities are lead by Marine Professionales including:  Biologists, Technician, Teachers, and Master Divers.

  10am-3pm: Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring (Available December 3 - March 30)

B. 5pm- 7pm: Sea Turtle Nest Escavation & Hatchling Release (Available December 3 - March 30)

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
Program Available October 15- May 15.
Hatchling Release available November 30 - May 15.
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Email address:
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Date of Participation:
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Choose 2-3 Activities:
10am-3pm Nest Monitoring
5pm-7pm Nest escavation/ Hatchling release

Scholarships are available for local students!

¡Becas Disponibles!



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