Become an expert on all things sea turtle by enrolling in the Sea Turtle Ecology course! Proceeds benefit Turtle Island ...
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. We are also offering a raffle for a spot on our November 2016 trip! Learn more below and contact email@example.com for more information.
Join a research expedition to Cocos Island, Costa Rica and work alongside scientists tagging and censusing sea turtles and sharks at one of the world’s premiere scuba diving sites.
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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August 19 – 31, 2016 (12-day trip on the Sea Hunter) Join a research expedition to Cocos Island and work alongside scientists to research sea turtle and shark populations and migrati
November 29 – December 9, 2016 (10-day trip on the Argo) Join a research expedition to Cocos Island and work alongside scientists to research sea turtle and shark populations and mig
Win a dive trip to Cocos Island - Nov. 29 to Dec. 9, 2016! Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 today. You will have a 1 in 200 chance to win a 10-day s...
New Study Shows Toll of Illegal Fishing on Sharks and Ray Species at Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica
A new study published this week in Conservation Biology (available here) investigates Costa Rica’s ability to adequately enforce and protect it’s ...
Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Conservationist Jairo Mora Provokes International Outrage
Jairo's brutal murder was an assault on those who protect endangered wildlife around the world. Justice for Mora is crucial to keeping wildlife and it...