Ostional National Wildlife Refuge

  • Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
     Ostional National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge’s main purpose is to protect the thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles, as well as Leatherback and Pacific Green turtles that come to these beaches all year to nest and lay their eggs. From June to December, there is a phenomenon known as the “arribada” of the Olive Ridley turtles. About four to 10 times during this period, and lasting three to seven days each, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles arrive en masse to lay their eggs – each turtle laying between 100 and 200 eggs

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