Baby Sea Turtles in Jalisco, Mexico

Two baby olive ridley sea turtles.
(Alejandro Peña de Niz)

These baby olive ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea) will eventually provide a home to crustaceans, mollusks, and other epibionts. That's according to a survey of epibionts living on mature, nesting olive ridleys and green sea turtles in Jalisco, Mexico. The related study was published in the October 2011 issue of the Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Read about the study on our blog