Time for turtles’ mass nesting

Thousands of Olive Ridley turtles are waiting in sea near Rushikulya rookery coast for mass nesting.

Wild life experts feel they may start venturing out to the coast for mass nesting in next five to six days. Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer Ajay Kumar Jena has said everything is conducive for mass nesting till date. Hoards of Olive Ridleys can now be seen within three km from the coastline. The mating season of these turtles has almost ended. Most of the turtles being sighted in sea are females as usually the males prefer to return early after the mating. The Forest Department and the Fisheries Department have already put ban on fishing in the region.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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