Olive Ridley Turtle

  1. Vulnerable — IUCN Red listolive ridley turtle
  2. Habitatwarm and tropical waters of primarily in the Pacific, Indian Ocean and  Atlantic ocean.
  3. Gets name from its olive colored carapace, which is heart-shaped and rounded
  4. Arribadassynchronized nesting in mass numbers,
  5. Operation Olivia — Olive Ridely Turtle protection program undertaken byIndian Coast Guard
  6. mating and breeding season — winter
  7. mostly carnivorous, feeding on such creatures as jellyfish, snails, crabs, and shrimp. They will occasionally eat algae and seaweed
  8. Threats
  • Poaching for their meat, shell and leather, and their eggs
  • Pet trading
  • Accidental killing of adult turtles through entanglement in trawl nets and gill nets due to uncontrolled fishing during their mating season around nesting beaches
  • Development and exploitation of nesting beaches for ports, and tourist centres
  • Predators like feral dogs and pigs, ghost crabs, snakes etc
  • Light pollution
  • Ingestion of marine debris that causes perforation of the digestive system and exposure to chemicals and hence death.
  1. Nesting sites in India
  • Hope Island of Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (Andra Pradesh)
  • Gahirmatha  beach (Odisha)
  • Astaranga coast(Odisha)
  • Beach of Rushikulya River
  • Devi River mouth

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