Olive Ridley Turtle

Olive Ridley Turtle

Endangered under Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 and Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

The smallest of the marine turtles found in our Region, no large nesting areas have been found in Australia.

Olive Ridley Turtles enjoy a diet of shellfish and spend most of their time on the soft-bottomed, shallow waters of the continental shelf. Find out more about what they eat, where they live and why they’re special here.

Read more about Olive Ridley Turtles and things that impact them in our region:

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