Largest turtle breeding colony found in Atlantic
Largest turtle breeding colony found in Atlantic

Scientists have found that the Central African country of Gabon is providing an invaluable nesting ground for a vulnerable species of sea turtle considered a regional conservation priority.

Odisha govt webcasts hatchlings of Olive Ridley turtles

 One can witness the hatchlings of Olive Ridley turtles at one's home without going to the site, courtesy the wildlife wing of Odisha forest department which is webcasting the unique phenomenon from near Rushikulya river in Ganjam district, about 50-km from here.

77 Olive Ridley turtles let out into the sea

A total of 77 Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, were let out into the sea near Dhanushkodi Sunday, a forest department official said.

TN should emulate Odisha to safeguard Olive Ridley turtles

Centre on Thursday submitted in the Madras High Court that the state government should emulate Odisha and bring out a regulation banning motorised vessels and trawlers using mechanised fishing techniques within 20km from the coast, to safeguard olive ridley turtles and their habitat.

22 held for intruding into Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

In a crackdown, 22 fishermen were taken into custody on charge of unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, a senior forest officer said on Friday.

Turtles reappears for mass nesting
Turtles reappears for mass nesting

Olive Ridley sea turtles who were earlier tagged to study their migration pattern have reappeared for mass nesting on the sandy  in Odisha's Kendrapara district.

Endangered turtles begin mass nesting at Odisha beaches
Endangered turtles begin mass nesting at Odisha beaches

Thousands of endangered Olive Ridley turtles have in an annual ritual come ashore from the Bay of Bengal in Odisha to lay eggs, officials said on Friday.

Ganjam coast potential habitat for dolphins

 Ganjam coast in Odisha which is famous for the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles has also been found to be a potential habitat for different species of dolphins.

Live telecast of mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles shelved

Coastal security compulsion has forced the authorities not to go ahead with live telecast of mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at a rookery in Odisha close to the defence installation site, forest officials said on Tuesday.

Sporadic nesting activity of Olive Ridley turtles in Odisha
Sporadic nesting activity of Olive Ridley turtles in Odisha

Ahead of the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles, wildlife officials have detected sporadic nesting by them at Gahirmatha nesting ground in Odisha, the world's largest known rookery of these marine animals.

Mating Olive Ridleys head to Gahirmatha sanctuary
Mating Olive Ridleys head to Gahirmatha sanctuary

Pairs of mating olive ridley sea turtles have begun emerging on seawaters off Gahirmatha marine sanctuary coast in Odisha, marking the commencement of breeding and nesting season of these endangered aquatic animals.

Olive Ridley turtles lay over 25,000 eggs

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.

Beach tourism, development killing turtles: WWF

Unregulated tourism and development activity along beaches like Mandarmani and Digha in West Bengal is killing turtles including the vulnerable Olive Ridleys, say researchers.

Baby Olive Ridley turtles pop up along Gahirmata beach

Surfacing of millions of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along the serene Gahirmatha beach along Odisha coast has cheered conservationists across the globe.

Mass nesting by Olive Ridley turtles

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.

Olive Ridley Turtles mass nesting begins in Odisha coast

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.

Carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles washed ashore in Odisha

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.

Turtle nesting look up on Goa beaches

The beaches of Morjim and Ashwem witnessed an unusual number of Olive Ridley turtles visiting these beaches.

Sea erosion destroys turtle eggs

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.

Baby olive ridley turtles let into sea

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.