Broadreach: Tortuguero - Sea Turtle Studies

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  • Location(s): Costa Rica
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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Midnight. A turtle nests on a moonlit beach. Researchers measure her and count eggs. The night air is quiet, save for the sounds of nearby howler monkeys. All that’s missing is you. Spend several weeks nesting in Costa Rica, the ultimate place to ... read more

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A student studying abroad with Broadreach: Programs at Sea - Caribbean Oceanography
I learned so many valuable things from taking this course. Being able to have such a hands on ecpereince doubles your learning experience as well. I learned to appreciate the little things in life like simple things for instance cold water, dry towels, and cooked meals. I got to build on my leadership skills and really learn how... - Millersville University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review

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Midnight. A turtle nests on a moonlit beach. Researchers measure her and count eggs. The night air is quiet, save for the sounds of nearby howler monkeys. All that’s missing is you.

Spend several weeks nesting in Costa Rica, the ultimate place to study endangered sea turtles. Work on the beaches of Tortuguero, the largest green turtle nesting site in the Western Hemisphere. Your part in this turtle operation is assistant researcher. Work alongside biologists, measuring the turtles’ carapace and flippers. Count eggs and diagram nests. Record every step they take. By day, it’s turtle studies: behavior, mating patterns, conservation. By nightfall, it’s back to the beach for hands-on field work. On this adventure, boredom is extinct.

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