More than 20 carcasses of Olive Ridleys were Tuesday washed ashore in the coastal stretch between Tarangambadi and Pudupettai in Nagapattinam district, forest officials said.
Endangered Olive Ridley turtles may delay their mass nesting at Odisha`s Gahirmatha beach, one of the world`s largest turtle nesting sites. The reason: climatic changes.
An estimated 1.8 lakh
female Olive Ridley turtles have so far arrived en-masse
to lay eggs, a unique natural phenomenon, at Gahirmatha marine
sanctuary in Kendrapara district, officials said.
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.
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