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
It is an unfortunate predicament for a species to have most of their variations declared as endangered. This is exactly the case for sea turtles. A combination of poaching for their eggs, meat, skin, and shells, habitat destruction, and human intervention has caused the mass endangerment of this rather harmless species.
So it can be a rather comforting thing to see a whole new generation of turtles emerge from their nest. One such video showing this has been taken by a man named Winston Plaza on the beach of Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines just recently. The guy, along with a group of bea ...
Whenever the weather is fine here, the vast Celebes Sea usually offers a spectacular view of the sunset, a fitting moment to end the day in a glorious mood.
It is usually during these times when a bunch of local fishermen often gather to share a round of tuba or coconut toddy to soothe away their tired nerves after a hard day's work.
Along the shorelines dotted by tall coconut trees swaying from the ocean breeze, they banter and laugh, or share stories on how their day went through, some pouring their woes, as the local wine intoxicates them while the night goes deeper.
As part of Fil ...
Seventy-nine Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings were released in Davao Gulf in Punta Dumalag, Barangay Matina Aplaya on Monday afternoon.
Residents and fishermen found the eggs last April 10 in Purok 25, Times Beach, Barangay 76-A, Bucana and were brought to the Cleanergy Park marine protected area, where it was nurtured for two months before its release.
According to Fermin Edillon, Community Relations Manager of Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), such species are considered endangered. They are seeking help from nearby residents especially those who are living along the coastal area to ...
On March 28, a Holy Wednesday, Davao Light and Power Co. gladly welcomed and released new baby sea turtles in the coastline of the Cleanergy Park at Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City. A total of 77 hatchlings, which were believed to be Olive Ridley sea turtles, were released out of the 86 eggs found.
The nest was discovered in a public beach of Barangay 76-A, exposing it to threats from men and animals alike. Having been laid also very close to the sea, the nest constantly gets wet from the water brought by waves.
This prompted Barangay Captain Rolando T. Trajera to request ...
Sa Nagtabon Beach Palawan, pinakawalan ang mahigit 178 na hatchlings ng Olive Ridley sea turtle.
I released an Olive Ridley baby Turtle in Bataan near Subic Bay, Philippines around February 2010.
May you have 1,000 babies my strong Olive Ridley Turtle!