Olive Ridley sea turtles
This is the smallest of the
Australian sea turtles with an average curved
carapace length of 70cm and weight of 40kg.
Olive ridley turtles have a high
domed carapace that is olive-grey in colour.
Olive ridley turtles feed on fish
and invertebrats including gastropod molluscs,
crabs, jellyfish, shrimp,
tunicates and algae.
Olive ridley turtles are found
in tropical and
subtropical waters throughout the world. In
Australia, low density nesting occurs in
northern Australia, particularly in Arnhem
Olive ridleys form nesting
"arribadas" where hundreds of turtles come
ashore on the one night to synchronize their