The base of the transmitters and the anterior part of the carapace will be covered with epoxy.
A group of 6 youths of Puri district pulled out 5 tonnes of plastic waste from Devi estuary ahead of the nesting season of the endangered marine turtles, reports Diana Sahu
Olive ridley conservation: Odisha govt clamps prohibition on sea fishing activity at three river mouths
The fishing ban has been imposed along a specified coast of the sea comprising sea turtle congregation area and their buffer zones at the river mouths of Dhamara, Devi and Rusikulya.
Relentless in their endeavour, they pulled out over five tonnes (5,000 kg) of waste from the 18 km-long beach stretch in a month’s time.
The seven-month fishing ban at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles will come into effect from Sunday.
Use of motor boats, trawlers and mechanised fishing boats has been prohibited along the stretch.
Every year, Forest department and Indian Coast Guard personnel arrest several fishermen for entering into the marine sanctuary.
Weighing around 35 kilograms, the adult female turtle was entangled in fishers' net on Sunday morning.
The unusual sighting of Olive Ridley turtles on the west coast of late has puzzled marine experts, who say that it is not the season for these turtles to be found on shore.
The CM emphasized the importance of other beaches like Mandrem, Adonga and Galgibagh in Goa which also attract turtles for nesting.
Usually, mass nesting of Olive Ridleys attracts a lot of tourists every year which disturbs the nesting turtles.
Every year, adult females crawl from the Bay of Bengal up to Gahiramatha to dig nests for laying their ping-pong ball sized eggs.
The Forest department has engaged speed and country boats at both the places for regular patrolling to keep a watch on the turtles.
Last year around 4.70 lakh Olive Ridleys had nested from February 26 to March 7 on the two islands. The phenomenon was delayed due to untimely rains and bad weather this year, he said.
A downward trend spotted in the arrival of Olive ridley sea turtles to the coasts in Kanniyakumari district after the Ockhi cyclone has left the wildlife conservationists of the areas in distraught.