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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

(Lepidochelys olivacea)

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The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle is also called Pacific Sea Turtle. A small sea turtle; wide, olive-colored, heart-shaped back a bit flattened, with a ridge down the middle; males have long, thick tails that extend beyond the top shell, and a curved claw on each front limb; skin is olive above, lighter-colored below; to 70cm (28in). (Tortuga Lora, Carpintera)


Open ocean and coastal areas, in bays, lagoons, near reels; lays eggs on beaches. Note: This species listed as endangered.

Found in the following Parks:

Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Costa Rica