The Madras High Court was on Monday informed that not a single case of poaching or killing of Olive Ridley turtle has been slapped on any fisherman in the past ten years and there has been no incident of turtle poaching off Chennai coast since 2012.
At least 36 carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles were washed ashore near the Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district, a major mass nesting site area of these endangered species.
Olive Ridley sea turtles started mass nesting from the river Rushikulya mouth in Odisha`s Ganjam district today, about a fortnight ahead of their expected annual phenomenon.
Nature lovers would soon be able to watch a live broadcast of the unique phenomenon of mass-nesting and hatching of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles near the mouth of Rushikulya river in Odisha.
This year`s first Olive Ridley turtle arrived at the Anjarle beach in Maharashtra`s Ratnagiri district last week and laid eggs.
The Odisha government clamped a seven month ban on fishing in the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara district as mass nesting by endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have begun.
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