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The olive ridley sea turtle, (Lepidochelys olivacea), also called the Pacific ridley, is one of the smallest species of sea turtle. It is named for the olive-green color of its heart-shaped shell. It is one of seven marine turtles living today.
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- Abreu-Grobois, A & Plotkin, P. (IUCN SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group) (2008). "Lepidochelys olivacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/11534. Retrieved 18 December 2014.