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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_ridley_sea_turtle

The olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known as the Pacific ridley sea turtle, are smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world, species of sea turtle found in warm and tropical waters, primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They can also be found in warm waters of Atlantic ocean.

www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/o/olive-ridley-sea-turtle

The olive ridley turtle is named for the generally greenish color of its skin and shell, or carapace. It is closely related to the Kemp's ridley, with the primary distinction being that olive ridleys are found only in warmer waters, including the southern Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Size and Weight. Olive and Kemp's ridleys ...

www.seeturtles.org/olive-ridley-turtles

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. The second smallest after the Kemp's ridley, the olive ridley turtles weigh between 75-100 pounds (34 - 45 kg) and reach 2-2 ½ feet ( roughly .6 m) in length. They are named for their pale green carapace, or shell and are the most abundant of sea turtle species. Like the Kemp's ridley, nest in masses ...

conserveturtles.org/information-about-sea-turtles-olive-ridley-sea-turtle

Information About Sea Turtles: Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. Common Name: Olive ridley – named for its olive green colored shell. Scientific Name: Lepidochelys olivacea. Description: Head is quite small. Carapace is bony without ridges and has large scutes (scales) present. Carapace has 6 or more lateral scutes and is nearly ...

www.worldwildlife.org/species/olive-ridley-turtle

The name for this sea turtle is tied to the color of its shell—an olive green hue. They are currently the most abundant of all sea turtles. Their vulnerable status comes from the fact that they nest in a very small number of places, and therefore any disturbance to even one nest beach could have huge repercussions on the entire ...

www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/oliveridley.html

Oct 30, 2014 ... The olive ridley is considered the most abundant sea turtle in the world, with an estimated 800,000 nesting females annually. The olive ridley gets its name from the olive coloration of its heart-shaped top shell (carapace). Adult turtles are relatively small. The size and morphology of the olive ridley varies ...

www.fws.gov/northflorida/seaturtles/turtle%20factsheets/olive-ridley-sea-turtle.htm

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's North Florida Field Office factsheet providing details on the Olive Ridley sea turtle biology, ecology, protected status and suggested references.

www.seaturtleinc.org/education/about-sea-turtles/olive-ridley-sea-turtle

According to Gotch (1988) this ridley was named after H.N Ridley FRS, who was on the island of Fernando de Noronha, and in Brazil in 1887. As both its common and species names imply, the overall color of this turtle is olive green. Like its sister species, the Kemp's ridley, it is a small sea turtle, usually less than 100 ...

www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/07/rescue-olive-ridley-sea-turtle-cosat-rica-conservation-project-ostional

Oct 7, 2017 ... And then I see them: about 100 metres further up the beach, like strange, regularly humped stones, hundreds of olive ridley sea turtles are making their way from the ocean on to the beach to lay their eggs. This is the arribada. It means “the arrival” in Spanish, and I have been waiting more than a month to ...