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Second Day of Costa Rica

Monday The class was eager to get the day started and hoping to catch a glimpse of the sunrise on the beautiful Costa Rican Pacific Coast. We were welcomed with a nice low tide, exposing some infaunal species and gorgeous colors in the early morning sky. After breakfast we met with our new UNA biology students… Read more »

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Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Monday (night) During our stay in La Playa Grande, we were introduced to a local festival in a nearby town called Santa Cruz. To immerse ourselves more into the culture, we all jumped onto buses and headed for the festivities, excited to see what local Costa Rican towns looked like. We arrived in a park… Read more »

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First Day of Travel

  Sunday It was an early morning, departing from the CSUCI campus at 4am. Leaving the airport at 8:30am, our class of 21 students flew across the Americas, landing in the Liberia International Airport of Costa Rica.         We then took a two hour bus ride, which gave us front row seats to… Read more »

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Ready for Take Off!

Dr. O’Hirok and her team of student will attempt to map some of the beaches while in Costa Rica. This will set base line data which could later lead to understand how sediment movement could impact beach width and sea turtle abundance. Patrick Costa has been prepping the drone (pictured below) which will help aid… Read more »