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What cool event is an “arribada”?

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What cool event is an “arribada”?

Only two turtle species – the Kemp’s ridley and olive ridley turtles – nest in mass groups called “arribadas.” Females from both species will leave the ocean and swim ashore by the thousands, blanketing beaches in Mexico and the United States. Arribada means “arrival” in Spanish.

This Cool, Gross & Weird!® excerpt is from Today’s Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises by Stacey Venzel (July 2017/Sherpa Multimedia). Today’s Dinosaurs is available now.

-CGW-

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