Category : Marine Life | Location : Odisha | Posted on 2022-11-21 00:21:14
KENDRAPARA: A large number of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles have started arriving for mating at the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in the district. Range officer of the sanctuary Manas Das said currently, hundreds of turtles are mating on the surface of the seawater. “Olive Ridley turtles usually start mating in the sea near their preferred nesting coast in November and December. After the end of the mating season, most male turtles return leaving behind the females to lay eggs,” he informed.