A total of 1.48 crore baby turtles of the endangered Olive Ridley species have emerged out of the eggshells at the Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara district.
Kendrapara: The endangered Olive Ridley female turtles have started arriving at the Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara district, the world’s largest known rookery of these species, to lay eggs, a phenomenon otherwise called ‘arribada’, officials said on Wednesday. Arribada, a Spanish term that describes the unique natural heritage of millions of these marine species converging on […]
Kendrapara: Despite the erosion of Gahirmatha Beach in Kendrapara district, wildlife officials are optimistic about the convergence of lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles on the nesting ground for mass nesting any time within a fortnight. Notwithstanding the eroded physical profile of the nesting beach at the Nasi-II Island, a large turnout of female turtles for […]
Kendrapara: Millions of Olive Ridley hatchlings have crawled their way to the sea over the past month after emerging from eggs at the Gahirmatha sanctuary here, marking the culmination of the annual sojourn of the endangered species to the Odisha island. Around 4.70 lakh female turtles had turned up to lay eggs, a phenomenon otherwise […]
Kendrapara: More than four lakh Olive Ridley turtles have arrived for nesting in the past five days at Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara, one of the world’s largest rookeries of the endangered species, an official of the Forest Department informed today. “Since February 27, a total of 4,41,257 turtles have arrived at the beach to lay […]
Kendrapara: The endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have started arriving along the swirling sea waters of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in the district. Pairs of mating sea turtles have started arriving on sea waters, marking the commencement of breeding and nesting season of these endangered aquatic animals, a senior Forest department official said. He said Forest […]
Kendrapara: Over 30,000 Olive Ridley Turtles have arrived at Gahirmatha Beach, the world s largest-known nesting ground of this marine specie. The nesting beaches along Nasi-1 and Nasi-2 islands close to the Missile Test Range Centre at Wheeler s Island are teeming with thousands of female turtles who emerged from the sea, proceeded to the […]