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    Olive Ridley Turtles - mass nesting!


    by WildFilmsIndia

    "Olive Ridley Turtle is a species of sea turtle and its scientific name is Lepidochelys olivacea. Olive Ridleys are unique because they can have a variable and asymmetrical lateral scute count ranging from five to nine plates on each side. Olive Ridley turtles are known for their behavior of synchronized nesting in mass numbers which is termed arribadas. Olive Ridleys generally begin to aggregate near nesting beaches around two months before nesting season. The female will remain near shore for the inter-nesting period, which is approximately one month. Eggs incubated at temperatures of 31-32 degrees Celsius will produce only females; eggs incubated at a temperature of 28 degrees or less will produce solely males; and incubation temperatures of 29-30 degrees will produce a mixed sex clutch2. Hatching success can vary by beach and year, due to changing environmental conditions and rates of nest predation. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ and