Olive Ridley Turtle Save Me!
Domain: Eukarya Kingdom :Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptailia Order: Testudines Family: Cheloniidae Genus:Lepidochelys Species: Olivacea Lepidochelys olivacea
Olive Ridleys are side neck turtles and closely related to crocodiles and birds
-Marine Turtle Specialist Group (MTSG) says that there has been a 50% reduction in population size since the 1960s, and although their have been some small raises in population in nesting areas, the population is still in trouble. Extrinsic Reason for endangerment: dogs,jackals, hyenas, sea gulls, pedestrians. Intrinsic reasons: They have to nest on land and the hatchlings have to find their way to the ocean.
Work Cited • "Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries." NOAA :: National Marine Fisheries Service. 23 Sep. 2009 <http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ • "Olive Ridley sea turtle Fact Sheet." U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Home. 23 Sep. 2009 <http://www.fws.gov/northflorida/seaturtles/turtle%20factsheets/olive-ridley-sea-turtle.htm>. • "Olive Ridley." Florida Travel and Vacation Guides, Hotels, Beaches, Islands, Resorts, . 23 Sep. 2009 <http://www.2fla.com/oliveridley.htm>. • "Olive Ridley." Florida Travel and Vacation Guides, Hotels, Beaches, Islands, Resorts, . 23 Sep. 2009 <http://www.2fla.com/oliveridley.htm>.