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Turtle “Arribada” At Ostional

Thousands of turtles arrived this monday at Ostional beach in Guanacaste. Turtles nest at Ostional year round, but peak time is during rainy season. Over the course of a five-day "arribada" (arrival) nesting turtles will leave up to 10 million eggs on the beach. The largest...

Drones confirm importance of Costa Rican waters for sea turtles

(Duke University) Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during mass-nesting events at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, making it one of the most important nesting beaches in the world. Now aerial drones are giving scientists...

An “Arribada” In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The beach of Ostional is the scenery for a rarely-seen biological wonder. In rainy season, the week before new moon, hundreds - and sometimes hundreds of thousand sea turtles take part in the "arribada" (the Spanish word for arrival), which is a...


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