Endangered turtles return to Odisha beach

AROUND two lakh Olive Ridley turtles have arrived at Gahirmatha in Odisha to lay eggs. Over half a million congregate in the waters in the Bay of Bengal in November and climb ashore to nest between December and March.

About a dozen of these turtles sport metallic flipper tags, meaning that they have been tagged before.

This proves that female turtles return to the same beach where they have laid eggs before and helps officials improve mass nesting sites and increase protection measures.


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