Meet Xareni, The Olive Ridley adopted by The Resort at Pedregal

The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea), also known as the Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle, is a medium-sized turtle found in the warm and tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and elsewhere.

In Mexico, many of these turtles are being tracked by satellite so that we can learn more about the behavior of the individual turtles during pre-nesting, nesting and post-nesting.  The information collected is invaluable since it provides insight into their migratory routes and an estimation of their reproductive population.

Last September, the Organization for Sustainability and Conservation of the Environment, with the support of The Resort at Pedregal, continued a satellite tracking project.  “Xareni” or “Love,” a female turtle, had a satellite transmitter installed on her back and was freed from the beach in San Jose del Cabo.

While tracking Xareni over the Internet, the project promotes brainstorming conservation ideas by Baja California students, creates interest in the turtle’s well-being, and encourages continued research showcasing Xareni as an invaluable turtle for the entire community. We’re so proud that our Cabo San Lucas resort could support this innovative project!

Learn About Xareni

  • Species: Olive Ridley
  • Life Stage: Adult
  • Gender: Female
  • Release Date: 2016-09-28 18:30:00
  • Release Location: Resort del Pedregal, Baja California Sur – México
  • Last Location: 2017-04-02 22:57:59