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        Sea Turtle Arribada | Big Pacific: Mysterious

        When it’s time to nest, female olive ridley sea turtles return from their open ocean habitats to their own native shores to participate in a mass nesting event called an arribada. Visit one of the few arribada nesting locations, in Ostional, Costa Rica to meet an exhausted female who has travelled for thousands of miles to join half a million other sea turtles on their natal beach. Every female will lay eggs of her own alongside with the others, a survival strategy called predator swamping. About 100 million eggs will fill the beach, but not all will survive.


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