Extinctionof Olive Ridleys

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EXTINCTION OF OLIVE RIDLEYS Contents 1. Introduction 2. Features of Olive Ridley 3. Distribution 4. Nesting Season 5. Reasons for Haunting 6. Other Threats to these Species 7. Conservation Efforts 8. Conclusion Introduction Everyday thousands of marine animals were being cruelly killed in many parts of the world. Most of them were for money. It grew worse after egg collection became legal in 1987.Many species of sea animals are in the verge of extinction. It includes whales, turtles and many kinds of fishes. Latest technological advances have increased the threat to the marine animal, especially for turtles. It's believed that many species of turtle already got extinct and seven species of turtle are in the verge of extinction. Olive Ridley is one among the seven breeds that are in the verge of extinction. Features of Olive Ridley Olive Ridley turtles have been around a very long time, more than 100,000,000 years. Olive Ridley sea turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea are small, hard-shelled marine turtles, one of the two species of the genus Lepidochelys, and a member of the Family Cheloniidae. The adult turtle has a carapace of length 60 to 70 cm. They rarely weigh over 50 kg. It has hear-shaped carapace. Olive Ridleys get their name from the coloring of their heart-shaped shell, which starts out gray but becomes olive green once the turtles are adult. Hatchlings are dark gray with a pale yolk scar, but appear all black when wet. Carapace length ranges from 37 to 50 mm. Olive Ridleys are omnivorous, meaning that they consume a varied diet from both plant and animal sources. Distribution Although Olive Ridleys spend time in the open ocean, they also forage in coastal waters and estuaries.Olive Ridley turtles are found only in warmer waters, including the southern Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The Olive Ridley turtle has a

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