Sea erosion, a truncated beach profile and formation of a sand bar close to the nesting ground of Olive Ridley sea turtles off Gahirmatha coast in Kendrapara district are posing to be stumbling blocks for the marine animals to crawl to their favoured nesting grounds.
More than 90 rare species of 'black spotted' turtle, widely smuggled for their meat, were today seized by the BSF when they were being illegally sneaked into West Bengal through Indo-Bangladesh border.
Residents of Podampeta, a predominantly fisherfolk village, near the Rushikulya mouth in Ganjam district are engaged in protecting Olive Ridley sea turtles, who are climbing the beach for mass nesting.
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have seized 185 rare Asian black spotted turtles, worth Rs.1.11 crore in the international market, in Kalanchi in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district while they were being smuggled to Bangladesh.
Refuting the notion that turtles are most closely related to lizards and snakes, researchers from the California Academy of Sciences have now reconstructed a detailed “tree of life” linking turtles to dinosaurs.
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.
The Odisha government Saturday imposed a seven-month fishing ban along its coast to protect endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles which come to the state beaches for mass nesting every winter, an official said.
Packed with roller-coaster action, set in New York City, this science-fiction-action-adventure film is a reboot of a Gen-Y franchise that began in 1984 as a comic series, which was later adapted into television shows, video games and films.
Scientists have in a study drawn attention to the previously under-appreciated risks to marine animals from crude oil exposure, and said oil spills can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death of dolphins, turtles and tunas.
A seven-month ban on fishing was today clamped from November one by the Odisha government within 20 km from the river mouths of Dhamara, Devi and Rusikulya in Gamjam district for protecting nests of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles.