Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting
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Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting

L. Arias - September 9, 2015

Last weekend hundreds of tourists crowded the beach at Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste, preventing several olive ridley sea turtles from nesting along the coastline, as they do every year. The…

WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose
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Animal protection
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WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose

Jill Replogle - August 18, 2015

If this doesn’t make you rethink accepting that plastic straw the waitress offers you next time you’re at a café, nothing will. A turtle researcher recently posted a…

Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers
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Crime
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Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers

Zach Dyer - August 11, 2015

National Police on patrol with volunteers discovered a green sea turtle tied and on its back on the Caribbean beach of Moín Monday evening. Authorities rescued the animal…

Toasting with turtle eggs: It’s legal in Ostional
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Toasting with turtle eggs: It’s legal in Ostional

Jesús Barrera - August 8, 2015

Part of a series by students of the University of Arizona School of Journalism’s study abroad program in Costa Rica. PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – Gallo pinto, casados,…

Costa Rican police arrest 3 for harpooning sea turtles 
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Costa Rican police arrest 3 for harpooning sea turtles 

Zach Dyer - August 6, 2015

The Costa Rican National Police and Environment Ministry chased down a group of Costa Rican poachers at sea Wednesday afternoon for harpooning at least three green sea…

Protecting life in Ostional: The survival of 2 species
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Crime
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Protecting life in Ostional: The survival of 2 species

Kendal Blust - July 30, 2015

First in a series by students of the University of Arizona School of Journalism’s study abroad program in Costa Rica. PLAYA OSTIONAL, Guanacaste – Sea foam laps…

5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 
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5 more green sea turtles rescued by Costa Rican police in Caribbean 

Zach Dyer - July 27, 2015

Costa Rica's National Police rescued five more green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) weighing up to 150 kilograms last week in Moín, Limón, on the northern Caribbean coast.…

Following threats, poachers allegedly attack sea turtle conservationists in Costa Rica, Sea Shepherd says
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Following threats, poachers allegedly attack sea turtle conservationists in Costa Rica, Sea Shepherd says

Zach Dyer - June 26, 2015

A group of 11 sea turtle conservation volunteers were attacked while patrolling a beach on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast in the early hours of Friday morning, according…

US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets
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US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - April 15, 2015

MIAMI – Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group…

Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya
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Police find 9,400 sea turtle eggs in car trunk outside Nicoya

Zach Dyer - September 10, 2014

Costa Rica's National Police have seized what is likely the biggest illegal stash of poached sea turtle eggs this year, just outside of Nicoya, Guanacaste. Police officers spotted a nervous…

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