WCS Nicaragua

Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)

Olive ridleys are the smallest species of sea turtle, with adults weighing around 100lbs and growing to 2ft long. They mainly eat fish, crustaceans, bivalves and jellyfish. This species is classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN and listed on the CITES Appendix I. Olive ridleys nest in concentrated arribadas (massive nesting events within a short time span) on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, in places such as the Chacocente Wildlife Refuge and La Flor Beach Natural Reserve.


WCS Nicaragua Marine Program
Al frente del Restaurante "Sweet Pearly" Laguna de Perlas, Región Autonoma de la Costa Caribe Sur (RACCS), Nicaragua