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 


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.