Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
Fourteen Mercy College students have just returned from the Sea Turtle Research and Rehabilitation Center on the remote Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The students were led on the exciting mission by Mercy’s Dr. Sabrina Timperman and Dr. Lisa Schenkel, two Veterinary Technology Program faculty members. During their time there they assisted the Latin American Sea Turtles organization in helping to preserve the species. Their work included catching, restraining and transporting turtles, taking measurements and samples, tagging the turtles, assessing their health, and releasing or transporting them to the rehabilitation center. They also cared for injured turtles in the rehabilitation center and were involved in studying and supporting the ecosystem upon which the turtles depend.
The trip immersed the students in a foreign culture and provided them with a glimpse of a different way of life. Many of the students are already planning to return to continue their work helping to save this species, while others look forward to other global experiences.
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