Tollab M.A.,Marine Environment Branch |
Dakhteh M.H.,Qeshm Free Area Organization |
Zaferani G.G.,Marine Environment Branch |
Hesni M.A.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman |
And 4 more authors.
Chelonian Conservation and Biology | Year: 2015
In total, there are 11 confirmed records of the olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea, from the Persian Gulf through June 2015, including 9 and 2 records from northern and southern coasts of the Gulf, respectively. Furthermore, on 16 May 2013, nesting was recorded from Nayband Marine-Coastal National Park, which is the first record of olive ridley nesting in the Gulf and is also the most northerly nesting account for the species in the Western Indian Ocean. Although few, these records suggest that the species lives and reproduces in the Persian Gulf. © 2015 Chelonian Research Foundation.