August 17, 2010

Hatchery for Leatherback Nesting Season in the Making

The Leatherback hatchery is already under construction, thanks to the ISV (International Student Volunteers) groups which are working right now on the Olive Ridley Turtle Project in Ostional. Our hatchery will provide a sheltered environment for the relocated nests to incubate undisturbed during the Leatherback and Pacific Green Turtle nesting season from November through April. We are hoping to finish the hatchery during the rainy season in order to restore natural moister levels to the sand following sifting.

ISV groups working on hatchery.

Transporting material for hatchery.

Sifting sand for hatchery.

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