A rare but occasional sighting in Orange County
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
The most abundant of all sea turtle species, Olive Ridley sea turtles are typically found in warmer water off the coast of Mexico or farther south. During summer months when the water is warmer, they will sometimes make their way up to Southern California. While green sea turtles are the most commonly sighted sea turtles off Southern California, once in a while an Olive Ridley will show up. They are the second smallest of the sea turtles, weighing 110 at the most and get their name from their olive color.
If you see one, take photos and submit your sighting to So Cal Sea Turtles