Rushikulya rookery in Ganjam district of Odisha sets new mass nesting record
Rushikulya rookery in Ganjam district has broken all the previous records of mass nesting by the endangered Olive Ridleys as over 6.37 lakh turtles laid eggs on the beach this year.
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The HC was hearing the PIL registered suo motu by it on the high mortality rate of the Olive Ridley turtles on February 23, 2021.
Olive Ridley Turtle hatchlings release underway in coastal delta
Around 50,000 Olive Ridley Turtle hatchlings, which is the most in the state, are expected to be released in the Nagapattinam Wildlife Division.
Olive Ridley nesting likely to break previous records
Senior scientist Anil Mohapatra said at least 8,500 turtles have been tagged at Rushikulya and Gahirmatha marine sanctuary so far.
Disappearing beaches: From humans to Olive Ridleys, none spared in Odisha
Sea erosion threatens 318 villages in six coastal districts of Ganjam, Puri, Kendrapara, Balasore, Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak
Olive Ridley turtles face trawl net risk in Marakanam
Environmental activists urge govt to ensure turtles’ safety while they journey to shore during the nesting season between Dec to Feb end
After slow start, Olive Ridley Turtle nesting season picks up pace in coastal delta
The districts of Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam have been known to top the state in egg collection as the coastlines contribute to the longest stretch in the state.
Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Rushikulya for mating
Sources said illegal fishing activities in the Rushikulya beach every year pose serious threat to the turtles who come to the rookery for breeding and nesting.
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Odisha govt to lay 7-month fishing ban near Olive Ridley nesting sites
The prohibition is clamped every year -- from November 1-May 31 -- to ensure the turtles don't get entangled in fishing nets or come under the propellers of trawlers.
Art of activism
It also has an art teacher who imaginatively fuses art with activism on the sun-baked beaches and shores of the district.
Olive Ridley turtles' nest Agarnashi island disappears in sea
1.5-km-long wide island was part of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary
This Nagapattinam fisherman is on mission to save Olive Ridley turtles
The department pays him for four to five months of nesting season, under a separate scheme.
Record mass nesting at Ganjam’s Rushikulya
The annual nesting season of the Olive Ridley turtles at the Rushikulya rookery in Ganjam district has created a new record of over 5.5 lakh nests this year.
Olive Ridley turtles: Catch, hatch and release
The rather bustling shores of Besant Nagar beach have been playing host to the annual Olive Ridley sea turtle nesting season at night since the last week of December.
After Gahirmatha, Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Rushikulya
After two days of mass nesting at Gahirmatha, Olive Ridley turtles started arriving early Sunday morning at the island from Gokharkuda to Podampeta in Rushikulya.
Olive Ridleys clock a record Day-1 turn at Odisha's Gahirmatha sanctuary
After much speculation and delay, a record number of Olive Ridley turtles arrived on March 25 at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary for mass nesting.
Rehabilitated juvenile Olive Ridley turtles return to ocean
The turtles received intensive medical care at the foundation’s rehabilitation and rescue centre in Neelankarai.
Threat to Olive Ridley turtles, Odisha HC tells government to check trawling
The Orissa High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to take concrete steps in a time bound manner to prevent illegal trawling in the prohibited zone at Devi river mouth.
Orissa High Court registers suo motu PIL on Olive Ridley turtle deaths
The fishing trawlers are supposed to fish beyond 20 km from the coast in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, according to the Odisha Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1982.
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