olive ridley


Definition of olive ridley

: a relatively small sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) that has a uniformly olive-colored carapace and is found along coasts and in the open sea of the tropical parts of the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans

called also olive ridley turtle

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Hospital officials say olive ridley turtles typically live in the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. USA TODAY, "Burro bandits, sugarcane shake-up, naked bike ride: News from around our 50 states," 26 Aug. 2019 In March, Sanford published a paper in Nature’s Scientific Reports detailing a northward shift of 67 species, including bottlenose dolphins and olive ridley sea turtles, during the marine heat wave that occurred between 2014 and 2016. Nick Rahaim, SFChronicle.com, "How is climate change is effecting oceans? Check the tide pools," 21 June 2019 Officials said that 102 olive ridley, six hawksbill and five Galapagos green bill turtles were found dead at the Playas de Puerto Arista Sanctuary between July 24 and Aug. 13. James Rogers, Fox News, "More than 300 vulnerable sea turtles found dead in sea off Mexico," 29 Aug. 2018 The group’s primary success has been with the olive ridley, which appears to be less affected by the trash, noise and bright lights of modern Bali. New York Times, "Saving Turtles in Bali, Egg by Precious Egg," 7 July 2018 In 2015, an eight-minute clip of an olive ridley sea turtle with a plastic drinking straw stuck up its nostril went viral. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "More restaurants opt to #skipthestraw, hoping patrons will suck it up for the planet’s sake," 7 May 2018 In a blog post detailing efforts to rehabilitate the olive ridley seat turtle, aquarium personnel say Turkey ate inconsistently over the month and a half personnel worked with her. Eder Campuzano, OregonLive.com, "Turkey, the sea turtle rescued over Thanksgiving, dies at Oregon Coast Aquarium," 13 Jan. 2018 Turkey, an olive ridley, belonged to one of the two most common sea turtle species found on the Oregon coast. Eder Campuzano, OregonLive.com, "Turkey, the sea turtle rescued over Thanksgiving, dies at Oregon Coast Aquarium," 13 Jan. 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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