Tag: Olive Ridley Turtles

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WATCH | Baby Olive Ridleys Make Run For Sea After Emerging From Eggs

WATCH | Baby Olive Ridleys Make Run For Sea After Emerging From Eggs

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  • Friday, 13 May 2022
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Olive Ridley Wave Sweeps Odisha's Gahirmatha Beach

ast year, 3,49,694 female turtles had turned up at the nesting grounds to lay eggs from March 9 to March 23.

  • Sunday, 27 March 2022
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Olive Ridley turtle deaths in Paradip trigger outrage

Paradip: Scattered carcasses of endangered Olive Ridley turtles on Paradip sea beach have fuelled major concern among environmentalists and local authorities. Such mass deaths have triggered outrage in several quarters and it is being alleged that no steps have been taken to conserve the rare species while guidelines are not even followed while burying their […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
US team reviews safety of Olive Ridleys in Paradip

Paradip: A three-member technical team from the US took stock of the safety measures undertaken for the protection of endangered Olive Ridley turtles at Paradip fishing harbour. The high-level team of National Marine Fisheries Services (USA) discussed the issue in a meeting with officials of Odisha Fisheries department, Paradip Port, forest and other officials of […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Turtle hatchlings released into sea

Puri: A record number of turtle hatchlings were released into the sea at Konark and Astarang beaches in Puri, thanks to an increase in the survival rate and number of eggs laid, sources at the Forest department said. As many as 542 baby turtles were released in the first phase from three breeding centres at […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Two students call for Olive Ridleys protection through cycle expedition

Bhubaneswar: Dillip Kumar Biswal and Soumyaranjan Biswal are no ordinary college going students but have dedicated their life to conserve & preserve the natural heritage of Odisha. Dressed up like Olive Ridleys, they started an expedition titled ‘Cycle for Olly’ from Konark on March 7 to visit the coastal districts of Odisha and spread awareness […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Thousands of turtle carcasses found along Puri coast

Puri: Environmentalists have expressed grave concern over the large scale death of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles along the Odisha coast. While the Forest department has not taken any steps in this regard, the environmentalists have alleged that the fishing trawlers are responsible for the mass death of these Ridley turtles. “There is a […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Decomposed carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles spotted

Ahead of the mass nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles, beaches off Gahirmatha coast have turned into graveyard for these delicate marine animals with thousands of decomposed carcasses spotted along a shoreline

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Odisha imposes restriction on fishing to conserve sea turtles

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday imposed a seven-month ban on fishing along the coast to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles as they arrive during winter for nesting. The ban will be in force from November 1 to May 31, 2018. The endangered Olive Ridley turtles arrive every year during winter for mass […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Coast Guard launches operation for Olive Ridley turtles

Kendrapara: The Indian Coast Guard has launched ‘Operation Oliva’ along the sea waters of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary here as part of its mission to ensure safe mid-sea breeding of Olive Ridley turtles and to intercept intruding fishing vessels. In a joint effort with the state forest department, the turtle conservation programme is in full swing […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Mahanadi barrages to hit tigers, elephants and turtles

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha government apprehensive of slowing down of the water flow in the Mahanadi river system due to construction of projects on the upstream by Chhattisgarh government, environmentalists have expressed concern over its possible impact on the eco-system. The concerns were expressed by Citizen Action Forum and Foundation Ecological Security when they met […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Webcast of Olive Ridley nesting shelved

Kendrapara: Coastal security compulsion has forced the authorities not to go ahead with live telecast of mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at a rookery in Odisha close to the defence installation site, forest officials said today. From the national security viewpoint, live global exposure to the annual mass nesting of turtles through internet has […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021