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

  • Rare In Palawan Olive Ridley Turtles Released Into The Ocean Community-Based Conservation Project

    70 Olive Ridley Turtles released into the ocean. A community-based project to save the highly endangered sea turtles here in Culandanum, Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines.

  • 420 Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released In One Day

    420 Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released In One Day

    Turtle hatching season is in full swing with a total of eight nests hatching over the past ten days, four of which came out last Thursday. It was a turtle Thursday to remember! Executive Assistant V of the Office of the Provincial Governor (OPG) Ms. Geraldine Joy R. Ortega and Mayor, Arturo Valdriz were among those who came to witness the baby turtles, make their way safely to the ocean.

    Only 1% of turtle hatchlings survive to adulthood. A large percent of the mortality rate occurs during their trek from the nest to the ocean. From birds, to crabs and poachers, these hatchlings face a battl ...

  • 100 Baby Sea Turtles Released To Open Sea

    100 Baby Sea Turtles Released To Open Sea

    After hatching in a busy beach resort here, some 100 baby sea turtles (pawikan) made their way back home on Saturday.

    The olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) were born at a hatchery of All Hands Beach and began their voyage as soon as they were released back to the open sea.

    "We let them crawl and reach the sea on their own. They have imprint characteristic. They imprint on the unique magnetic field of their birthplace and the female ones use this information to return to this beach to nest," said Emerita Sebial, chief of the Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Manage ...

  • More Than 100 Marine Turtle Hatchlings Freed

    Sen. Cynthia A. Villar and Bataan Gov. Abet Garcia led the release on Saturday of more than 100 marine turtle hatchlings into the sea during the annual celebration of the Pawikan Festival here.

    The release of the baby sea turtles (Olive Ridley SeaTurtles) was the highlight of the whole day festivity participated in by more than 5,000 guests from the academe, government, non-government organizations, and students.

    Spearheaded by the Bataan Peninsula Tourism Council Foundation, the festival aims to raise public awareness about the importance of marine turtles in the ecosystem and the prote ...

  • First Sea Turtle Sighting For 2017

    First Sea Turtle Sighting For 2017

    Theyre here! The first sea turtle sighting was reported today October 2, 2017 off the shore of Taboc, La Union, a known feeding area for sea turtles. The 70 cm adult female olive ridley sea turtle was found struggling in fishing nets by fishermen who quickly jumped in the water and saved her from impending suffocation and exhaustion. She was then brought to the CURMA hatchery where she was examined and tagged on her left front flipper. Shortly after, she was released back into the ocean.

    CURMA volunteer, Dixie Palmos, urges everyone to help protect olive ridley sea turtles because they help ...

  • Sea Turtles And Sea Caves Doing Bataan Part 2

    Sea Turtles And Sea Caves Doing Bataan Part 2

    It has been a while since we last drove down the national highway at Bataan. Something like two decades. So we knew a lot would have changed by now. As we drove down from Dinalupihan into Balanga last week, the wider roads, urbanized town centers, shopping malls and heavier vehicular traffic confirmed our suspicions. However, as we veered away from the eastern coast and cut across the peninsula towards the towns of Bagac and Morong on the opposite western side, an old and familiar Bataan came into view.