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Olive Ridley turtles UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • At least eight Olive Ridley turtles have washed ashore dead along the southern coast of Chennai over the last three days.

  • As the annual season of turtle nesting begins, so have the deaths. 

  • On Tuesday, carcasses of two Olive Ridleys were seen on Thiruvanmiyur beach and at least four near Injambakkam

  • Residents promptly buried the carcasses in Injambakkam after notifying the Forest Department. 

  • The olive ridley sea turtle, also known commonly as the Pacific ridley sea turtle.

  • It is a species of turtle in the family Cheloniidae.

  • The species is the second-smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world.

  • Scientific name: Lepidochelys olivacea

  • Conservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life

  • Domain: Eukaryota

  • Family: Cheloniidae

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Order: Testudines

  • Phylum: Chordata



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