REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 67
We’re going to the coast of Central America to find one cool sea reptile! So let’s grab our beach towels and our quiet voices because we do not want to disturb these majestic creatures as they come ashore!
MEET THE OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE!
Diet: Carnivores: fish, crustaceans, squid
Length/Weight: 20-30”/ up to 100 lbs
Conservation Status: vulnerable
- Olive Ridley Sea Turtles are one of the smallest members of the sea turtle family.
- They have a smooth, olive colored carapace.
- Olive Ridley Sea turtles nest all over the world.
- Olive Ridley sea turtles are closely related to the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle.
- You can tell the difference between a male and female, by looking at the tail. The males’ tail sticks out.
We looooove sea turtles and the Olive Ridley’s are no exception. Like all other sea turtles they vulnerable and there are easy ways to help! One big tip: Pick Up Trash! Sea turtles mistake ocean trash for food and eat it. Let’s all pledge to pick up our trash!