Annual fishing ban to protect Olive Ridleys in Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary

News: On November 1st, the Odisha forest department has put a ban on fishing in Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary. The ban will be in place till May 31, 2020. Facts: About Olive Ridley Turtles The Olive Ridley turtles are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles in the world. They inhabit in the warm… Continue reading Annual fishing ban to protect Olive Ridleys in Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary

Studying Olive Ridleys in Odisha

A proposal has been made to establish a permanent research centre dedicated to Olive Ridley Turtles in the Khallikote forest range, near the Rushikulya rookery on the Odisha coast. A rookery is a communal nesting ground of animals. The research centre would study the mass nesting of Olive Ridleys and the environmental factors related to… Continue reading Studying Olive Ridleys in Odisha

Olive Ridley hatchlings make their way into sea

Recently, The Olive Ridley hatchlings began their journey into the Bay of Bengal. Olive Ridley turtles come to the shores of the Bay of Bengal to lay their eggs between December and April every year. The Olive Ridley turtles are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles in the world. They inhabit in… Continue reading Olive Ridley hatchlings make their way into sea

Over one lakh Olive Ridley turtles enter sea in Odisha

The phenomenon of hatching of baby turtles from the eggshells has begun at the beach of Kalam Island off Odisha coast in Kendrapara district.Kalam Island is a part of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary. In the Indian Ocean, the majority of Olive Ridleys nest in two or three large groups near Gahirmatha in Orissa.The coast of Odisha… Continue reading Over one lakh Olive Ridley turtles enter sea in Odisha

Odisha’s Rushikulya rookery awaits Olive Ridleys

Olive Ridley turtles have not yet arrived for mass nesting at Rushikulya rookery and Devi river mouth in Odisha. A rookery is a communal nesting ground of animals. The Olive Ridley turtles are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles in the world. They inhabit in the warm waters of the Pacific, Atlantic… Continue reading Odisha’s Rushikulya rookery awaits Olive Ridleys