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

  • Sea Turtles Find A Haven In Hamilo Coast

    A haven for sea turtles is located only 90 minutes away from the bustling Metro Manila cityscape. SM's premiere ecotourism development Costa del Hamilo combines comfortable urban living with nature and adventure, giving guests the chance to see a miracle of life – sea turtles hatching only a few steps away from their rooms.

    Exactly 46 Olive Ridley hatchlings emerged from their nest on the morning of February 5, 2017. Lucky guests were able to witness the hatchlings rush their way across the sand and into the sea. WWF-Philippines representatives, President and CEO Joel Palma as well as Cos ...

  • Backyard Pawikan Protection Program

    San Juan, La Union is known for its beaches and the surfing competitions held annually for more than a decade now. That is why the once sleepy town has become a bustling destination for surfers during annual competitions.

    What is little known is that San Juan also is home to the preservation of a fast vanishing species of sea turtles. The Olive Ridley sea turtles are being conserved a protected by a volunteer organization. The Coastal Underwater Resource management Actions or Project CURMA.

    It started last March 3, 2017 when Marissa Tamayo and her daughter, Sachi found more than a dozen ...

  • Turtle Hatching Season

    It's turtle hatching season and Hamilo Coast, SM Prime's sprawling coastal community in Nasugbu, Batangas, is home to diverse marine resources.

    Marine turtles, particularly the Olive Ridley sea turtles, thrive along Hamilo Coast. Though they are the most abundant among marine turtle species, they are listed as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) because of the recent decline in the nesting of female Olive Ridleys.

    In February, 147 Olive Ridley sea turtle eggs hatched on the pristine white sand beach of Santelmo Cove, Hamilo Coast's main marine sanctu ...

  • Protecting Turtle Territory

    They were rare olive ridley sea turtles, fast becoming extinct around the world, just hatched from a nest in the fine San Juan sand in La Union province, their specific nesting site up north.

    That started it all, says Marissa's son Carlos, a volunteer of Project CURMA (Coastal Underwater Resource Management Actions), a pawikan (sea turtle) conservation and protection program.

    A Science of Identity Foundation (SIF-CARE)-assisted conservation project, the Tamayos began to care for the olive ridleys from then on.

    "My sister Sachi began to train in the proper handling of nests until the e ...

  • Students Help 100 Baby Sea Turtles Reach The Sea At Subic

    More than 100 baby sea turtles (pawikan) emerged from their nest inside a beach resort here and crawled into the open sea to begin their voyage from their birth place.

    The newly hatched olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) were aided by students and tourists who helped the animals navigate the beach towards the waters off Subic Bay on Tuesday (Jan. 10).

    The 103 baby sea turtles they set free raised to 3,591 the number of hatchlings, which the management of All Hands Beach had released since 2011, said Emerita Sebial, chief of the protected areas, wildlife and coastal zone man ...

  • Chevron To Keep Olive-Ridley Sea Turtle Nesting Area Protected

    Multiple Olive-Ridley sea turtles have begun to nest as a result of Caltex brand marketer Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI)'s San Pascual coastal clean-up during the annual Week of Caring (WOC) held every September.

    With two sea turtle nest sightings along the San Pascual coastline to date, CPI has been ramping up efforts to ensure that nesting grounds stay protected at all costs. Guards on duty have gently combed the surface sand over the nesting sites while taking extra care not to disturb the eggs, fenced the areas, and kept the sites safe from tidal waves.

    CPI likewise continues to c ...