sea turtles

A Night with Sea Turtles!

A firsthand account by Devra Traiman, one of our Volunteer English Teachers

This month, I was fortunate enough to witness the natural beauty of one of the world’s oldest surviving species and participate in their conservation. A few hours after nightfall, biologist Alejandro Peña lead my group of volunteers to Playa Teopa, where we drove along the beach in ATVs on the lookout for nesting sea turtles. Without any moonlight or light pollution, we could see solely by the light of the stars and our headlamps.