Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Olive ridley sea turtles are found in the Pacific and Indian oceans and along the south Atlantic coast of east Africa and South America. These turtles are omnivores – feeding on invertebrates such as shrimp, sea jellies, and crabs.

During nesting, the female digs a hole with her hind flippers and deposits 50 to 200 eggs. The hatchlings use an egg tooth to open the egg shell. Guided by the light, they quickly make their way to the water.

Sea turtles are vulnerable to overfishing, illegal egg collection, and habitat destruction.

Our Sea Turtles: We have two sea turtles at the Aquarium. You can find Theo in our Tropical Reef exhibit and Lou in our Soft Coral Garden exhibit.

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Our animals are part of the Aquarium’s living collection and may be transferred to another zoo, aquarium, or other facility. The life expectancy of each animal varies by species and may or may not be replaced with the same species. These decisions are based on the need to enhance a particular exhibit or gallery, for educational purposes, to contribute knowledge of captive animal husbandry, or to provide research opportunities.