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Olive ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea) get their name from the olive green color of their shell.

Projeto TAMAR2009

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Olive ridley turtles nest in what is known as "arribadas", which are defined as a mass synchronized nesting, with hundreds of females coming ashore at the same time to lay their eggs. This phenomenon only occurs in India, Mexico and Costa Rica.

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  • Title: Olive ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea) get their name from the olive green color of their shell.
  • Creator: Projeto TAMAR
  • Date created: 2009
  • Location: Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brasil

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