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Finally Thousands of Olive Ridley Turtels arrive at Odisha Coast for Nesting this year


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PC : Ar Shakti Nanda

Among the nesting grounds in the state, Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is said to be the largest rookery for the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle, which is protected under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act,1972 and accorded highest protection like endangered tigers.

Over 10,000 Olive Ridley sea turtles arrived at the nesting beach within Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary and laid eggs.

Gahirmatha ranger has told forest personnel have taken all precautionary measures to provide a congenial atmosphere for the sea turtles as mass nesting would commence at any moment from now onwards at the golden beach of Nasi-II island, considered to be the favourite nesting place and the largest rookery of the species.