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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.

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.

Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles  back in Odisha

Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles back in Odisha

Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, which were tagged for the purpose of studying their migration pattern, have reappeared for mass nesting in Odisha.

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.  

Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

With no major damage to the vessels, the collision however left the marine life destructed with numerous dead fish and sea turtles being washed ashore on Chennai's coast.

Australia makes way for turtles to lay eggs; cleans up oil spill

Australia makes way for turtles to lay eggs; cleans up oil spill

The "oil patties" were discovered by rangers on Monday afternoon.

Common chemical can make male turtles behave like females

Common chemical can make male turtles behave like females

Exposure to a chemical used in many consumer products, including water bottles, can induce behavioural changes in turtles, reprogramming male turtle brains to exhibit behaviour common in females.

52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 endangered turtles were found trapped in a 20 ft-long poacher's net in Keetham Lake, located in Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra.

Prehistoric humans savoured roasted turtles!

Prehistoric humans savoured roasted turtles!

The findings were published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews.

12 rare freshwater turtles rescued

At least 12 turtles of a rare variety were today rescued by forest officials near Bayalish Mouza here.

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.

Wildlife smuggler held, black spotted turtles seized

Mohd Mukeem alias Munna was arrested on at tip off from Gangaghat, Shuklaganj in Unnao district Thursday when he was going to take consignment of turtles.

Scientists find new clues in turtle evolution

Scientists find new clues in turtle evolution

A 260-million-year-old fossil species found in South Africa's Karoo basin has shed new light on the murky origins of turtles.

97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles born on Mexican beaches

97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles born on Mexican beaches

More than 97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles were born in recent days at the Playa Rancho Nuevo wildlife sanctuary in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, the National Protected Natural Areas Commission (Conanp) said.

207 giant turtles to be released in the Galapagos

207 giant turtles to be released in the Galapagos

Administrators at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said 207 giant turtles will be released next month on the island of Santa Fe, where the native tortoises died out more than 150 years ago.

Flatback turtles swim against current to remain in Great Barrier Reef

Flatback turtles must counter the effects of currents from the moment they hatch, if they are to remain in the Great Barrier Reef in north-eastern Australia, a study published on Monday revealed.

Baby turtles brake out of their eggshells in Odisha

Millions of baby turtles have broken out of their eggshells and crawled towards the serene seawaters off Gahirmatha coast in Odisha's Kendrapara district, marking the culmination of annual sojourn of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles since last week.

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.

US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the government.

US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the government.