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Costa Rica Turtle Study Provides New Insights into ‘Arribadas’
Science
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Costa Rica Turtle Study Provides New Insights into ‘Arribadas’

The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

A study conducted at Costa Rica's Playa Ostional has given researchers from an Australian university new insights into sea-turtle arribadas. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, suggest…

Costa Rica Sea Turtle Release:  ‘Hugo’ Released Back Into Ocean
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Sea Turtle Release: ‘Hugo’ Released Back Into Ocean

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 3, 2019

Update: April 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.: Hugo has been released! Check out a video below: And photos from the event: [caption id="attachment_124969" align="alignleft" width="700"] (Photos via Susan…

Slow and steady Sunday
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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Slow and steady Sunday

The Tico Times - September 24, 2017

In honor of turtle nesting season, photographer Kristel Segeren shared one of her favorite shots of a baby leatherback braving the sands at Moín, on Costa Rica's…

WATCH: Sea turtles come ashore to nest by the thousands at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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WATCH: Sea turtles come ashore to nest by the thousands at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - December 10, 2015

OSTIONAL, Guanacaste — Just before the waves start to crest, their heads break the water’s surface as the creatures bob, waiting for a chance to come ashore. A wave…

Meet Ostional National Wildlife Reserve sea turtle researcher Hellen Lobo
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Meet Ostional National Wildlife Reserve sea turtle researcher Hellen Lobo

Surya Greer - October 4, 2015

Ed. Note: This profile is third in a series by students of the University of Arizona School of Journalism’s study abroad program in Costa Rica. Ostional recently…

New turtles arrive at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach, testing efforts to control tourists
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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New turtles arrive at Costa Rica’s Ostional beach, testing efforts to control tourists

L. Arias - September 24, 2015

After a large mob of tourists made headlines worldwide for interfering with nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica earlier this month, thousands of olive ridleys have returned to Ostional…

Mob of tourists at Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach prevents sea turtles from nesting
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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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
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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WATCH: Researchers remove plastic straw from sea turtle’s nose

The Tico Times - 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
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican police rescue yet another sea turtle from poachers

The Tico Times - 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
Business
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Business
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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,…