The coast of Costa Rica is home to many sea turtles. The biggest threat to them is the illegal theft of
(their) eggs. Kids can get involved in a project where they collect eggs and hatch them in a sheltered
place. The hatched turtles are then released back into the sea, with a high chance of surviving the
initial dangerous period.
Excessively cooling water, speedboat traffic, or declining habitat risk threaten the survival of these
marine mammals. Here, children engage in the care of rescued individuals recovering in a marine
Kelp forests play a role underwater like rainforests on land. They make a significant contribution to
carbon sequestration. (absorption) Unfortunately, global warming has led to an unprecedented
increase in sea urchins in these areas, with devastating effects on kelp forests. The children are
involved in a project to restore these kelp forests. The aim is to reduce the number of sea urchins.
Kelp is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, so the results of the work invested will be
visible in a short time.
In different parts of the world, seagrass fields are disappearing due to underwater construction or
even strong waves. These grasslands are home to seahorses, among others. Here the kids move
these cute little fish to a safe place.
Unfortunately, pollution of the seas is now well known. The children work to clean a section of the
beach and the underwater area, where they collect torn (gost) fishing nets and fishing lines and other
garbage that the currents bring to the shores.