Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica is known worldwide as an ocean haven for spectacular sharks, rare sea turtles, ...
Turtle Island leads primary research with volunteer dive research assistants at Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica, an oasis of ocean life. Hundreds of sharks and rays, schools of fish numbering in the tens of thousands and endangered sea turtles surround the island. Our research is setting the basis for better protections at Cocos Island and for a “Protected Swimway” to save sharks, sea turtles and other migratory animals as they swim throughout the region.
Learn how to join a Cocos Island Research Expedition today to help study, tag and track sharks and sea turtles with leading environmentalists at Cocos Island. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join a research expedition to Cocos Island, Costa Rica and work alongside scientists tagging and censusing sea turtles and sharks! Join us in August or December, 2017!
Schools of hammerhead sharks, Silky, Galapagos and Tiger sharks, and gentle sea turtles abound in the waters surrounding Cocos Island National Marine Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cocos Island s...
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An estimated 100 million sharks are killed each year, and many of those sharks are killed for their fins alone. Please ask U.S. airlines to say 'no' to flying shark fins from ports to plates.
August 4– 14, 2017 (10-day trip on the Argo) TOTAL cost per trip: $6,785 (Cost: $6,195, share of research cost + $490, Cocos Island National Park entrance fee + $100, round-trip tra
December 3 – 13, 2017 (10-day trip on the Argo) TOTAL cost per trip: $6,785 (Cost: $6,195, share of research cost + $490, Cocos Island National Park entrance fee + $100, round-trip t
Come scuba dive with hammerhead sharks! Right now you can join our August 4 – 14, 2017 expedition (10-day trip on the Argo)!
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