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.

Seven-month ban on fishing in Gahirmatha sanctuary

Odisha government has clamped a seven-month ban on fishing activity along the 20 km stretch of Dhamra-Hukitola river mouth in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary from on Saturday in view of the commencement of mass nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles.

Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Gahirmatha sanctuary

Female Olive Ridley turtles have
arrived to lay eggs at the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in
Kendrapara district in Orissa, as they do every year.

Sunken ship could threaten Olive Ridleys in Orissa

The mass breeding of rare Olive Ridley turtles is likely to be hit due to the sinking of a cargo ship, carrying iron ore fines and oil, in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast two days ago, a marine expert warned Friday.