Rushikulya beach, about 175 km from here, is one of the three mass nesting sites in the state. Turtle lovers and experts were worried, since mass nesting had occurred here Feb 14 last year.
“More than three thousand turtles climbed ashore today for mass nesting,” Divisional Forest Officer AK Jena said.
“The turtles began mass nesting at around 1.00 a.m. and continued during the early hours,” Biswajit Mohanty, coordinator of the turtle conservation group Operation Kachhapa, said from the site.
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