Isla De La Plata Pt. 1
Last Thursday I set out for Isla De La Plata, a small island of tropical dry brush about 40 km off the coast of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. The plan was for myself and two other volunteers (as well as a handful of more permament researchers) to spend each night combing the beaches for nesting Green sea turtle moms. The idea was that we would take the sea turtles´ measurements for census and tag them on their back flippers if they hadn´t already been tagged. Also, if the sea turtle was laying eggs too close to or below the tide line, we would move the eggs to a small hatchery that Equilibrio Azul (the organization I´m volunteering for) had started on the beach.