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“Awsome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Estacion de Biologia Marina Dos Mosquises

Estacion de Biologia Marina Dos Mosquises
Cayo Dos Mosquis, Sur, Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
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Oslo
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“Awsome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a place where your faith in humankind is reloaded. These people search for turtle nests in danger and they move the eggs here and take care of them until they hatch.

You can see their growth for one year along the pools. You can see turtles that are a few hours old until they are about 10-12 months old when they are released to the sea.

You can adopt a turtle and you get to name it. You can come back later and release it.

If you are in Los Roques, don't miss it

Visited October 2013
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Caracas, Venezuela
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“Helping marine life survive!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The marine biology station is located on a beautiful cayo in the national park. After paying a fee (which is extremely cheap) the guide gives information about the four species of turtles that can be seen on the park, the protection of the nests and eggs and then a tour around the tanks with the little ones that they keep until they are released after a year. You cannot touch the animals but if you insist a little, you can hold one to take a great picture!. It is a very nice visit for kids and adults!

Visited October 2013
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Caracas, Venezuela
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“Beautiful place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This place is magic, you can learn a lot about the turtles and their environment!! You have to pay a tickets just 10 bsf (1,50 usd)

Visited September 2013
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Barcelona, España
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“30 minutes that make the difference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Short visit to a scientific foundation to understand how is our world destroying wildlife. The place is old and not well mantained, but at least they care about nature. For less than 5 €, you can sponsor and name one of the turtles that will be set free in the future and get a t-shirt. Special visit for kids!

Visited August 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Giving little sea turtles a better chance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We went to "the turtle island" or Dos Mosquises Key, as part of a three island tour on our vacation on Gran Roques in the Los Roques Archipelago. The scientists running the Marine Biology Station take care of newly-hatched endangered turtles (the green and the loggerhead) and two species of critically endangered sea turtles (the hawksbill and the leatherback), all of which use the islands’ beaches as nesting grounds. They are kept for one year and then gently released back to their natural environment. It was lovely to see the little turtles and the dedication of the staff. Recommended trip.

Visited February 2013
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