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Pairs of olive ridley sea turtles have begun emerging on the swirling sea waters off Gahirmatha in Odisha, marking the commencement of the annual natural heritage of mass nesting.(Image via Twitter)

Olive ridley turtles return to Odisha beach for nesting

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara district is acclaimed as the world’s largest-known nesting ground of these endangered marine species. Apart from Gahirmatha, these aquatic animals turn up at Rushikulya river mouth and Devi river mouth for mass nesting.
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Named after English biologist Henry Nicholas Ridley who first reported the sighting of the turtles in Brazil in 1887, the omnivorous Olive Ridleys are among the smallest of the marine turtle species in the world.(PTI PHOTO.)
Named after English biologist Henry Nicholas Ridley who first reported the sighting of the turtles in Brazil in 1887, the omnivorous Olive Ridleys are among the smallest of the marine turtle species in the world.(PTI PHOTO.)

Dehradun’s WII to carry out 3rd satellite telemetry study on Olive Ridley turtles

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 03:17 PM IST
The study, the third such by the institute, would examine whether there has been any change in the traditional migratory route of the marine turtles from the Odisha coast to Sri Lanka. It would also find out if some of these turtles stay near the Odisha shoreline instead of migrating out after the nesting season is over in March-April.
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Around 7.30 lakh Olive Ridley turtles had turned up for their annual sojourn for mass nesting in the 2019-20 nesting season
Around 7.30 lakh Olive Ridley turtles had turned up for their annual sojourn for mass nesting in the 2019-20 nesting season

Olive ridley conservation: Odisha govt clamps prohibition on sea fishing activity at 3 river mouths

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Kendrapara
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:06 PM IST
The sole objective of annual measures, that would remain effective till May 31, is to ensure the safety of marine animals during their breeding and mating season, said forest officials
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Clip of baby Olive Ridley turtles.(Twitter/@DrPramodPSawant)
Clip of baby Olive Ridley turtles.(Twitter/@DrPramodPSawant)

Goa CM posts clip of adorable baby Olive Ridley turtles coming out from nests

By Asian News International| Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Panaji, Goa
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Pramod Sawant also informed that the Mandrem, Agonda and Galgibagh beaches attract Olive Ridley turtles for nesting in Goa as well.
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The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.(HT Photo)
The tidal surge will increase the salinity of the Chilika, the sub-continent’s largest brackish water lake, affecting marine life.(HT Photo)

Experts concerned over impact of cyclone on ecology

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, BHUBANESWAR
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Regional president of the Seafood Exporters Association of India Kamlesh Mishra said tidal waves would inundate ponds and wash away the shrimp harvest.
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WCAWA members and locals from Dahanu release one of the two Olive Ridley Turtles into the sea near Dahanu.(HT)
WCAWA members and locals from Dahanu release one of the two Olive Ridley Turtles into the sea near Dahanu.(HT)

Microchips put on rescued Olive Ridley Turtles near Mumbai

By Ram Parmar | Hindustan Times, Palghar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2018 01:30 AM IST
The move is part of a long-term plan to fit around 60 turtles in the custody of WCAWA with microchips in order to monitor their movements
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