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Updated 4/19/2013

Sea Turtles

HAWAII

Lepidochelys olivacea

NMFS Honolulu Lab

OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE

A rare open-ocean species in Hawaii, it nests on beaches of Central America.  Although this is the most numerous sea turtle, it is still protected by law.  Photos of rescued animal taken at NMFS Honolulu.

http://ecos.fws.gov/speciesProfile/profile/speciesProfile.action?spcode=C00V