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Leatherback Sea Turtle Hatching/Tracking Project at Pacuare Reserve, Costa Rica

The Leatherback Trust

This donation is in support of The Leatherback Trust's project at Pacuare Reserve on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. This project will advance The Leatherback Trust's work towards understanding hatchling dispersal and movements during the "lost years" period of leatherback sea turtle life history. Little is known about this phase of a juvenile sea turtle's life, which encompasses the time from which a hatchling turtle departs her natal beaches until her return as a reproductively active adult. A better understanding of hatchling movements during the lost years will inform conservation actions to reduce rapidly declining populations of leatherback turtles.

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