Specifically, I explore Olive Ridley turtle
conservation in Odisha, India, using this case to map the complexities of caring for and protecting nonhuman animals in the contemporary world and to track what such efforts might indicate about the changing ways in which humans impinge upon the lives of their nonhuman cohabitants of the planet (1).
Migration routes and foraging behaviour of olive ridley turtles
Lepidochelys olivacea in northern Australia.
While most Kemp's ridley turtles
originate from their primary rookery in Tamaulipas, Mexico (Carr, 1963; Hildebrand, 1963, 1982), what path these turtles take to reach Florida's coastal waters is uncertain.
WILDCOAST/COSTASALVAJE said the spill occurred at a very sensitive time for the hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley turtles
that were arriving to nest on Morro Ayuta beach, which had been polluted with oil residue.
On of the rare Kemp's ridley turtles
that were discovered at Tresilian Bay
Data for Kemp's ridley turtles
were concentrated in the 1-10 cm and 10-20 cm SCL size classes and were censored (randomized selection of n=105) in each of the two size classes (Table 1).
Two of them were very rare olive Ridley turtles
which were trapped in the heavy sand and would have suffocated.
Beaky - as she was nicknamed - was one of just 900 Kemps Ridley turtles
left in the world.
Up to 20,000 endangered Olive Ridley turtles
have been killed in the past year off the Orissa coast in the Bay of Bengal, one of only three places in the world where they gather to breed.
Morreale has also tracked migratory patterns for loggerhead turtles and Kemp's ridley turtles
that summer off the coast of New York.
The most critically endangered sea turtles in the world -- called the Kemp's Ridley turtles
-- are getting help from a surprising ally: the American shrimp industry.
Among the seven sea turtles species existing worldwide, four of them have been recorded in Chilean waters: Green turtles (Chelonia mydas Linnaeus, 1758), Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta, Linnaeus 1758), Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli, 1761) and Olive Ridley turtles
(Lepidochelys olivacea Eschcholtz, 1829).