Thursday, March 20, 2014

Olive Ridley Turtles – Arribada

Ever saw the small Olive Ridley turtles moving towards ocean in mass? Well, I also saw that on TV only. If any one of you are interested, then this is the best time to visit Rushikulaya, Gahirmatha nesting grounds, Odisha.

“Olive ridley turtles are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world, inhabiting warm waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. These turtles, along with their cousin the Kemps ridley turtle, are best known for their unique mass nesting called Arribada, where thousands of females come together on the same beach to lay eggs. Though found in abundance, their numbers have been declining over the past few years, and the species is recognized as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red list.” – WWF.

This time, DRDO is live webcasting the events. If you can’t be there in person, then don’t miss the webcast.



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