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In Brazil, olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting extends from Southern Alagoas to northern Bahia coastlines, with higher nesting densities in the State of Sergipe.

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Olive ridleys reach sexual maturity at about 10 and 18 years, a young age compared to other sea turtle species. Females nest every year, once or twice a season, showing high nesting site fidelity.

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  • Title: In Brazil, olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting extends from Southern Alagoas to northern Bahia coastlines, with higher nesting densities in the State of Sergipe.
  • Creator: Banco de Imagens Projeto TAMAR
  • Date created: 2009
  • Location: Almofala, Ceará, Brasil

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