olive ridley

First Record of the Olive Ridley and of Nesting by the Loggerhead Turtle in Curacao

On July 26, 1991, a Curacao fisherman landed a sea turtle from the wave-exposed north coast of the island. The animal was caught by hook and line baited with fish.measurements of the turtle are given and this is noted as a frist record fo this type of sea turtle for Curacao. In addition the first formally documented hatching of a loggerhead turtle nest on Curacao is reported, on a small cove beach in Northwest Curacao.

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