Tag: Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

ZSI, Odisha Forest Dept tagging Olive Ridley sea turtles
ZSI, Odisha Forest Dept tagging Olive Ridley sea turtles

The tagging programme by ZSI along the Odisha coast was initiated from January 2021 and a total of 8,450 turtles were tagged, of which 188 were mating pairs, 8,252 females, 198 male turtles, Mohapatra said.

  • Friday, 29 April 2022
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Gahirmatha Sea Turtle nesting
Despite erosion Gahirmatha still a favorite nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles

Kendrapara: Despite erosion of beach at Gahirmatha, convergence of lakhs of turtles at the nesting ground for mass nesting has come in as pleasant surprise for turtle lovers and wildlife experts. Though marauding sea has eaten up sizable portion of the geographical boundary of Gahirmatha beach at unmanned Nasi-2 Island, World’s largest known rookery of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Thousands of dead Bluebottle jellyfish found along Puri coast

Puri: Barely two months after the carcasses of whales and Olive Ridley sea turtles were found along the coastal pockets in Puri district, thousands of carcasses of Bluebottle jellyfish are seen lying along the Puri, Chandrabhaga and Astarang coasts over the last two three days. Bichitrananda Biswal, a local resident of Astarang and an environmental […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Hundreds Of Baby Olive Ridley Turtles Trundle Towards Sea After Emerging From Eggs | OTV News

Lakhs of baby Olive Ridley turtles trundling on the white sands of Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara was a sight to behold. After emerging out of the eggshells, the baby Olive Ridley turtles started trundling towards their natural habitat – the blue seas.

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  • Friday, 14 May 2021
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Odisha: 1.48 Crore Olive Ridley Turtles Born At Gahirmatha Beach

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.

  • Saturday, 08 May 2021
Odisha Putting In Place Floating Buoy Barriers To Check Trawler Intrusion In Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary
Odisha Putting In Place Floating Buoy Barriers To Check Trawler Intrusion In Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary

Kendrapara: The Odisha Forest Department has undertaken an exercise to demarcate the Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary, widely regarded as the world’s largest habitat for Olive Ridley sea turtles, by installing floating buoys to ensure the safety of marine animals. The installation work of the buoys along the boundary of the sanctuary to prevent entry of fishing […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021