NOTE THAT THIS EXPEDITION IS SUSPENDED AS THE LEAD SCIENTIST HAS TAKEN TIME OUT FOR HEALTH REASONS. We do not know if or when this expedition will make a comeback. If it does, we will announce it via all our channels.
This sea turtle volunteer project will take you to the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica, one of the world’s most beautiful and biodiverse nature hotspots in the world, and a breeding and nursing ground for whales, dolphins and turtles, as well as a host of other marine and terrestrial wildlife. Working from a locally run and beautiful research station, you will venture out into the gulf in small research vessels every day to capture, measure, weigh and tag Critically Endangered hawksbill and Endangered green turtles, before releasing them back into the water. All this to understand habitat use and migration patterns, as well as reducing major threats for one of the most understudied sea turtle populations in the world. Note that, unlike most sea turtle research programmes, which are carried out on nesting beaches, this project studies turtles in coastal waters, which means frequent and close daytime contact with the animals for genuine research purposes.

“This has been the most wonderful period in my life and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to spend time here on this amazing volunteer project. Many, many wonderful memories. Thank you Biosphere for making it all possible. All in all a very, very memorable and life-changing experience.”  more testimonials