Turtle Nesting in Costa Rica

It is still possible to observe both the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) and the black turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting at Playa Grande and Playa Caletas, on the Pacific coast. November is also the last month to observe the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) on the Caribbean coast. The hawksbill is in danger of extinction because its beautiful shell is harvested and used to make elaborate rings, combs and earrings, among others trinkets.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s