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.

Olive Ridley turtles start laying eggs in Gahirmar

Olive Ridley turtles have finally arrived at Gahirmatha beach in Odisha to lay eggs.

Olive Ridley turtles come to lay eggs

Around one lakh endangered Olive Ridley turtles have turned up at Orissa`s beach for mass nesting.

Olive Ridley Turtles visit Orissa beach twice this year

Olive Ridley Turtles have turned up once again this year to lay eggs on the sandy Gahirmatha beaches.

Sea erosion eats into Olive Ridley Turtles` space

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.