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1 December 2015 The Olive Ridley Turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea, in the Persian Gulf: A Review of the Observations, Including the First Nesting of the Species in the Area
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In total, there are 11 confirmed records of the olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea, from the Persian Gulf through June 2015, including 9 and 2 records from northern and southern coasts of the Gulf, respectively. Furthermore, on 16 May 2013, nesting was recorded from Nayband Marine-Coastal National Park, which is the first record of olive ridley nesting in the Gulf and is also the most northerly nesting account for the species in the Western Indian Ocean. Although few, these records suggest that the species lives and reproduces in the Persian Gulf.

© 2015 Chelonian Research Foundation
Mohammad Amin Tollab, Mohammad Hashem Dakhteh, Ghasem Ghorbanzadeh Zaferani, Majid Askari Hesni, Farideh Ahmadi, Mahtab Shojaei Langari, Zahra Alavian, and Mohsen Rezaie-Atagholipour "The Olive Ridley Turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea, in the Persian Gulf: A Review of the Observations, Including the First Nesting of the Species in the Area," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14(2), (1 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1148.1
Received: 18 February 2015; Accepted: 1 July 2015; Published: 1 December 2015
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