Along Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, just south of San Juan Del Sur is the Refugio De Vida Silvestre La Flor, an important nesting area for olive ridleys, and well as hawksbill, leatherback, and green sea turtles. La Flor is one of only two olive ridley arribada nesting areas in Nicaragua. Here, the olive ridley nests “in mass” between the months of July and December. More than 100,000 olive ridley nests are laid on this beach each year. Worldwide, only a handful of arribada beaches exist; elsewhere they are solitary nesters like other sea turtle species.
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