Over 25,000 eggs have so far been laid by Olive Ridley turtles during mass nesting of the sea creature near river Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district of Odisha.
Unregulated tourism and development activity along beaches like Mandarmani and Digha in West Bengal is killing turtles including the vulnerable Olive Ridleys, say researchers.
Surfacing of millions of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along the serene Gahirmatha beach along Odisha coast has cheered conservationists across the globe.
Putting fears of forest officials and wildlife lovers to rest endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have arrived in hordes at Gahirmatha beach here for their annual mass nesting.
A record number of over 3 lakh Olive Ridley turtles have laid eggs in Odisha coast within a span of only one week, officials said today.
Several carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles were washed ashore near the mouth of river Rushikulya off Odisha`s Ganjam coast, a major mass nesting site of these endangered species.
The beaches of Morjim and Ashwem witnessed an unusual number of Olive Ridley turtles visiting these beaches.
A large number of eggs of Olive Ridley turtles were destroyed due to sea erosion in the mouth of Rushikulya river in Odisha`s Ganjam district.
A Puducherry-based NGO`s efforts to protect eggs of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have borne fruit with 110 hatchlings being let out into the sea on Friday.
Olive Ridley turtles have finally arrived at Gahirmatha beach in Odisha to lay eggs.
Around one lakh endangered Olive Ridley turtles have turned up at Orissa`s beach for mass nesting.
Olive Ridley Turtles have turned up once again this year to lay eggs on the sandy Gahirmatha beaches.
Jostling for place
in a decimated beach,delicate olive ridley sea turtles presently engaged in the second mass nesting along the idyllic
Nasi-2 Island in Orissa`s Kendrapara district were faced with
severe space crunch.
Thousands of Olive Ridley turtles crawled ashore from the Bay of Bengal Monday, after a month`s delay, at the Rushikulya beach in Orissa`s Ganjam district to lay their eggs, an official said.
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