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Sea Turtle Biology Training Camp Costa Rica



We invite early-career biologists join our scientific team to gain valuable hands-on experience collecting data on nesting sea turtles and hatchlings.
Green and olive ridley turtles commonly nest at the beach where we work, although the beach also provides important secondary nesting habitat for leatherbacks and, on rare occasions, hawks […]

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Dates of program:
Between 15 September and 30 March every year

Duration of program:
15 days minimum, and up to 2 months

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

The participation fee is US$8 per day for Costa Rican biologists and US$17 per day for international biologists to cover camp accommodation and food. Additional costs such as airfare, visas, bus transportation to/from project and personal supplies or snacks are not covered.

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Playa Cabuyal at one with nature
"I spent two months here in 2017 oct and nov. The project location is isolated and rustic but the experiences were priceless. I saw many turtles mainly ridleys and some green turtles. I was involved in nest relocation and assisting in tagging and data recording. We also saw crocodiles, monkeys, snakes and many types of birds on a regular basis. Playa Cabuyal is a beautiful almost untouched beach. I would highly recommend to any budding biologists!"- Mark Jobling

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