With support of our Volunteer Expedition divers, marine wildlife protection organization Turtle Island has created a space for a person beginning or early in his or her marine conservation career to participate from December 3 – 13, 2017 on a ten-day shark and turtle tagging expedition to Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica.
Join a research expedition to Cocos Island and work alongside scientists to research sea turtle and shark populations and migration at one of the world’s premiere scuba diving sites to see hammerhead sharks and a myriad of large marine species.
Turtle Island is once again offering a diver-assisted research project to Cocos Island National Marine Park, in Costa Rica this summer. This is an enchanting habitat where schools of endangered hammerhead and Galapagos sharks swim, and other types of large ocean wildlife enjoy a safe haven.
Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading ocean and marine conservation organization, is featured in the United Nation’s newest publication The Future of the World Heritage Convention for Marine Conservation, for their work tracking migrating marine wildlife like hammerhead sharks and green sea turtles in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Turtle Island is the primary author of the article, and the organizations scientific findings have showed how the Eastern Tropical Pacific is a region is more connected than previously thought.
Turtle Island Restoration Network officially nominated the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) for the ‘Shark Enemy’ award by the conservation organization Sharkproject International.
Watch an incredible video of a tiger shark at Cocos Island, Costa Rica. Join a research expedition to Cocos Island and work alongside scientists to research sea turtle and shark populations and migration at one of the world’s premiere scuba diving sites to see hammerhead sharks and a myriad of large marine species.
Today conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the President of Costa Rica calling on him to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting.