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Tag: Mass Nesting

'Unsuitable climate' keeps Olive Ridleys off Odisha beaches

Ganjam: In contrast to previous years, there has been a sharp decline in mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles along the beachline between Podampeto and Gokharkuda of Ganjam district this year. Every year, lakhs of these turtles lay eggs near the beach in the month of February and later in April and May […]

More than 4 lakh Olive Ridley turtles spotted at Gahirmatha beach

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 […]

Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins in Puri

Puri: Mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles has begun at the mouth of Keluni River in Astaranga of Puri. The Forest department officials have already collected around 136 eggs and kept it at a temporary incubation centre. The officials have dug pits near the incubation centre to store the eggs for 40 to 45 […]

Administration on toes as mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins

Kendrapara/Puri: It is now testing time for authorities as the mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles has begun at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara and Astaranga in Puri district. Hundreds of Olive Ridley turtles are now thronging the two prominent locations in Odisha to lay eggs. This has prompted officials of the forest department […]

Olive Ridleys return for mass nesting at Rushikulya

Ganjam: Thousands of Olive Ridley turtles have returned to the Rushikulya river mouth for the second time this season, indicating a change in their nesting pattern. According to reports, around 10,000 sea turtles have joined the second phase mass nesting at the beach since Wednesday keeping forest officials on their toes. Earlier during the first […]

Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins at Gahiramatha

Bhubaneswar: Mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles has started at Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapada district. Sources said, within two days more than 15,000 Olive Ridley turtles have laid eggs in the Abdul Kalam Island and Nasi Island areas of the sanctuary. On the other hand, Rajnagar forest official said more than 50,000 […]

Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins at Rushikulya

Ganjam: The much-awaited mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles has begun at Rushikulya river mouth of Ganjam district. It is expected that a record number of turtles have arrived this year for nesting that started from February 20. The mass nesting of the Olive Ridley sea turtles at Rushikulya river mouth generally starts […]

Mass nesting of Olive Ridley begins early

Konark: The much-awaited mass nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles has begun at Konark beach. The rare sea turtles which generally arrive in December have arrived a month ahead. According to information, forest officials traced the first nesting late on Tuesday night nearby Kuanrpur breeding centre. The eggs were later brought to the hatchery where […]

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Wildlife lovers dismayed over destruction of turtle eggs

Kendrapara: With a record six lakh Olive Ridley turtles converging on the sandy beach of Gahirmatha this year for the annual mass nesting, several million turtle eggs have been destroyed ironically by the turtles themselves due to space crunch leaving wildlife enthusiasts dismayed. Since start of mass-nesting, described as arribada (a Spanish term used for […]

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Turtles lay eggs in new place near Rushikulya river mouth

Berhampur: The Olive Ridley Turtles seemed to have changed their nesting site and laid eggs at a place from Podampeta to New Podampeta, near their traditional roockery in the Rushikulya river mouth. Besides the mass nesting of the olive ridleys in the old rookery from Purunabandh to Gokharakuda, about four-km stretch, thousands of the endanger […]

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Tagged Olive Ridley turtles come back for nesting in Odisha

Kendrapara: Around 3,35,099 turtles have already laid eggs on the Gahiramatha Beach, world’s largest rookery of sea turtles since February 22 night, said the Gahirmatha Forest Range Officer. “We are hopeful of convergence of more turtles on the Gahirmatha Beach for mass nesting as a large congregation of turtles are still being sighted in mid […]

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Olive Ridley mass nesting begins

Berhampur:The much-awaited mass nesting of the Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, has started near the mouth of Rushikulya river, about 50 km from here in the wee hours today. On the first day, over 8,000 female turtles have laid eggs in the three-km long sandy beach stretching from Gokharakuda to Podampeta in Odisha’s […]