Olive ridley sea turtle

The olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known as the Pacific ridley sea turtle, is a medium-sized species of sea turtle found in warm and tropical waters, primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The olive ridley is a small sea turtle, with an adult carapace length averaging 60 to 70 cm. The heart-shaped carapace is characterized by four pairs of pore-bearing in ...

framarginal scutes on the bridge, two pairs of prefrontals, and up to 9 lateral scutes per side.

Conservation successes for the olive ridley have relied on well-coordinated national programs in combination with local communities and nongovernment organizations, which focused primarily on public outreach and education.  Wiki

Olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea News

  • Boracay, A Turtles Paradise Says DENR

    Boracay, A Turtles Paradise Says DENR

    Slowly but surely, all the rehabilitation efforts being done by the government in the island of Boracay is paying off. Turtles are heading back to their nesting grounds here.

    Recently, a total of 142 Olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) hatchlings were separately released in the much cleaner Boracay waters.

    The first of the two releases was done last Feb. 2, 2019. Eighty ridley hatchlings were found by employees of Under the Star Luxury Apartment in front of their establishment in the evening of Feb. 1.

    Since turtles are sensitive to lights and can be disturbed by it, the LGU Malay te ...

  • Born To Be Wild: Observing The Condition Of Kadayawan, An Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

    Doc Nielsen checks the condition of Kadayawan, an olive ridley sea turtle with intestinal gas problems.

    Watch "Born to be Wild" every Sunday, hosted by Doctor Nielsen Donato and Doctor Ferds Recio.

  • 68 Baby Sea Turtles Released To Sea In Oriental Mindoro Town

    68 Baby Sea Turtles Released To Sea In Oriental Mindoro Town

    About 68 newly hatched olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) were released to the sea in Mansalay town, Oriental Mindoro early Tuesday morning.

    Cocoy Mortel, information officer of Mansalay, said the turtles were released in Barangay Wasig, which has been attracting turtles because of its dark and coarse sand, ideal for nesting.

    He said members of Bantay Dagat (local sea patrol) secured 102 eggs upon discovery about two months ago, but only 68 hatched.

    "The number of hatchlings is good enough because it's usually 50 percent hatchling rate," Mortel said.

  • Olive-Ridley Turtles Find Safe Haven Near Chevron Site

    Sea turtles of the Olive-Ridley variety have created nesting sites with more than 300 eggs along the Chevron Batangas Terminal coastline, where Chevron employee volunteers recently conducted their annual coastal cleanup, company officials said.

    Four nesting sites were discovered in December 2018, the first since the last batch of Olive-Ridley turtles hatched in January 2017.

    Every year, Chevron Philippines Inc., marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, conducts its annual coastal cleanup with the Olive-Ridley's nesting season to ensure a favorable environment for the turtles ...

  • Resort Guests Rescue Sea Turtle In Pangasinan

    Resort Guests Rescue Sea Turtle In Pangasinan

    Visitors to a resort at the Pangasinan town of Dasol got a rare treat when a sea turtle visited them on Friday night (Dec. 28).

    The sea turtle, measuring about 60 centimeters (cm) wide and 45 cm long, was discovered clambering along the Tambobong Beach at about 9 p.m., according to former provincial administrator Rafael Baraan, owner of the Marianne Family Beach Resort.

    The rescuers do not know that type of turtle they had rescued. But olive ridley turtles have been known to nest at the shorelines of the neighboring Burgos town.

    According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), seven differ ...

  • Agreement On Pawikan Center In Davao Inked

    Agreement On Pawikan Center In Davao Inked

    The Aboitiz Group on Thursday, January 10, inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Energy and Natural Resources (DENR) and the City Government of Davao to strengthen its marine turtle or pawikan conservation efforts through establishing a Pawikan Center at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

    The center - a rescue and hatchery facility - has a temporary shelter, clinic, laboratory, observation deck, boardwalks, and other facilities for the rescue, rehabilitation, conservation, protection, and care of pawikans in Punta Dumalag.

    It is consi ...