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Commas to clarify meaning: olive ridley turtle

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Watch the related clip which provides more information about the arribada. Write a description of the beach at dawn when all of the turtles have arrived.
  • Olive Ridley turtles are one of the seven different species of sea turtles. They are different from land turtles, which are typically called tortoises. Carry out some research to find out the main differences between turtles and tortoises, other than where they live.
  • The population of olive ridley turtles is decreasing. Find out about the main threats to the species and create a poster explaining what needs to be done in order to make this animal less vulnerable.

Related Clip

A flotilla of floating olive ridley turtles advance on a beach in Costa Rica.

Credit: BBC Four – Nature’s Turtle Nursery: Secrets from the Nest