Ridley turtles are in Morjim

An Olive Ridley turtle arrived at Morjim beach on 21st of January. The female turtle landed at 4am and crawled straight towards the interpretation centre overlooking the mouth of the river Chapora. The eggs then have to be buried in a pit within the safe zone. With this nest laid at Morjim, the tally has crawled to three.

Agonda and Galgibaga in Canacona, and Mandrem, are the other sites.

By the way, the first nest of this season laid on October, 19 at Agonda beach has already yielded 41 hatchlings out of 92 eggs.

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