Friday, July 4, 2014

Tour de Turtles Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tour de Turtles Tortuguero, Costa Rica


Today I got the rare and exciting opportunity to view a Green Sea Turtle being released back into the ocean after laying her eggs the following night at Tortuguero National Park 


COSTA RICA LIVE SEA TURTLE RELEASE

STC researchers will be attaching a satellite-transmitter on a green sea turtle as part of the Tour de Turtles migration marathon. Starting at 8 am, visitors can stop by STC's Research Station Visitor Centre for an up-close look at the turtle and transmitter attachment process, then head out to the beach for the turtle's release under the Start Gate at 9 am (please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early).

Date: Friday, July 4
Time: 8 am – 9:30 am
Location: John H. Phipps Biological Field Station, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Entrance: This event is free and open to the public

To Learn More About The Green Sea Turtle Click Here



Here are photos of her release into the ocean.