STC Sea Turtle Blog

Green Turtle Season Kicks Off in Tortuguero


Local school children and STC Research Assistants celebrate World Sea Turtle Day 2013 | Image by Ralph Pace

The green turtle season is off to an incredibly lucky start in Tortuguero. As soon as this season’s research assistants arrived at the Sea Turtle Conservancy Research Station, the turtles began emerging from the sea in numbers.  By the end of their first week, the 2013 Green Turtle Research Assistants had the opportunity to work with hawksbills, leatherbacks, and green turtles.  If this is an indicator of what’s to come, it is going to be a great season!