Olive Ridley turtles

2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach

2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach

Emergence of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along Gahirmatha beach on Odisha's coast has provided relief to conservationists.

Apr 12, 2017, 23:40 PM IST
Mass hatching of Olive Ridley turtles begins

Mass hatching of Olive Ridley turtles begins

Baby turtles generally emerge about 45 or 50 days after nesting.

Apr 09, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Odisha: Endangered Olive Ridley turtles lay record 3.55 lakh eggs in a week, number may go up

Odisha: Endangered Olive Ridley turtles lay record 3.55 lakh eggs in a week, number may go up

Over 3,55,000 eggs have been laid by Olive Ridley sea turtles within a week of mass nesting in Rushikulya river mouth of Ganjam coast, which is an all-time record. 

Feb 20, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

Coast Guard launches operation for Olive Ridley turtles

The Coast Guard patrol in turtle congregation sites would remain in force till the turtles finish laying eggs on nesting beaches, the DIG said.  

Feb 03, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

Odisha govt bans fishing to protect Olive Ridley turtles

Over half a million Olive Ridley turtles arrive and congregate in the shallow coastal water of the Bay of Bengal in November.

Nov 02, 2015, 16:13 PM IST
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.

Jun 05, 2015, 16:17 PM IST

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.

May 04, 2015, 00:11 AM IST

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.

Apr 26, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2015, 09:06 AM IST

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.

Mar 27, 2015, 20:53 PM IST
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.

Mar 18, 2015, 12:45 PM IST
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.

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 PM IST

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.

Feb 17, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

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.

Feb 03, 2015, 15:00 PM IST
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.

Jan 02, 2015, 13:12 PM IST
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.

Nov 11, 2014, 12:33 PM IST

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.

Feb 13, 2014, 15:37 PM IST

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.

Aug 12, 2013, 12:16 PM IST

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.

May 08, 2013, 14:04 PM IST

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.

Mar 20, 2013, 18:16 PM IST