2 lakh newborn Olive Ridley turtles swarm beaches in Odisha

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Baby turtles have started emerging from the pits at the Rushiukulya beach in Odisha. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

Baby turtles have started emerging from the pits at the Rushiukulya beach in Odisha. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

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Nearly two lakh hatchlings have emerged out of pits . (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

Nearly two lakh hatchlings have emerged out of pits . (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

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People helping baby turtles to reach to the shores at Rushikulya. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

People helping baby turtles to reach to the shores at Rushikulya. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

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A group of crow enjoying the feast after baby turtles make there way to the shores. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

A group of crow enjoying the feast after baby turtles make there way to the shores. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

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Turtles after emerging from the nests. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

Turtles after emerging from the nests. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

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Odisha is the mating and nesting ground of 50 percent of the world’s Olive Ridley turtles. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

Odisha is the mating and nesting ground of 50 percent of the world’s Olive Ridley turtles. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

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A crow catches a baby turtles that was making its way to the shore. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

A crow catches a baby turtles that was making its way to the shore. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

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Each year, adult females crawl from the surf of the Bay of Bengal onto Gahiramatha to dig nests . (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

Each year, adult females crawl from the surf of the Bay of Bengal onto Gahiramatha to dig nests . (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

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To save the millions of turtle hatchlings who will be heading towards the land instead of the ocean after emerging from the pits, the forest department has cordoned off the nesting beaches with fences. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

To save the millions of turtle hatchlings who will be heading towards the land instead of the ocean after emerging from the pits, the forest department has cordoned off the nesting beaches with fences. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

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Olive ridley hatchlings reaches the shore. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

Olive ridley hatchlings reaches the shore. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

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The arrival of more than half a million of turtles on Gahiramatha this year reflects decades of conservation work since sea turtles were put on the endangered species list and declared as a Schedule-1 animal. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

The arrival of more than half a million of turtles on Gahiramatha this year reflects decades of conservation work since sea turtles were put on the endangered species list and declared as a Schedule-1 animal. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT photo)

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