Olive Ridley Turtle

Olive ridley turtles nest in large synchronised events known as arribadas (Spanish for ‘arrival’). Once, hundreds of thousands of olive ridley turtles would converge on beaches around the world to lay vast quantities of eggs. Now, as a result of egg poaching and industrial fishing, arribadas events happen on only a handful of beaches in Central America and India. Despite evidence that olive ridleys are the most populous of sea turtles and that some local populations are rising, population sizes around the world have been greatly reduced and olive ridleys still face the possibility of extinction.