My First Job

I got a volunteer job at the turtle sanctuary!  The turtles are endangered so they were looking for volunteers .

The turtles are called Olive Ridley, or in Spanish they are called Gulfino Turtles. They are all black, but when they are dry they are tan.

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The boring part is digging them up. All you do is dig and take out baby turtles and count them. The fun part is releasing them because they wiggle around on the the beach trying to get to the water. We have races!

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Hurricane Odile wiped out the shelter and we couldn’t check on them for a while. When we could check on them, there was barely any space for the turtle sanctuary there was a cliff edge super close to it. And there were TONS digging themselves out of their nest. They didn’t have any shade because the shelter was gone so they would find shade in the rubble and get stuck. We had to lift up rubble and dig for the turtles in the rubble. I didn’t really like that part.

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7 thoughts on “My First Job

  • October 2, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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    super awesome! XO

  • October 2, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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    Way to go Bode! Great post. Keep up the good work.

  • October 2, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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    Hey, Bode! Good work helping the turtles get to the water. I’m glad that they weren’t harmed during the storm..
    Pat

  • October 2, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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    How much cooler is that than my first job?!?!?! Little Caesar’s – Pizza Pizza.

  • October 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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    Great blog Bode. Great to know the turtles have you to help them out. Super cool job.

  • October 2, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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    Looks like plenty of turtles are going in the right direction, so please continue to help them, Bode!

  • October 4, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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    Hola Bode. Delighted to hear that you have been able to return to Todos Santos and I’m impressed by your efforts in rescuing the little turtles. Nice work!

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