• Even after waiting for almost a month, Olive Ridley turtles have not yet arrived for mass nesting at Odisha’s Rushikulya rookery and Devi river mouth. T
  • The reasons are not fully understood yet.
  • Mass nesting has already occurred at the Gahirmatha coast of the State.
  • Lakhs of impregnated female Olive Ridleys are continuing to congregate in the sea near the Rushikulya rookery, but they aren’t approaching the beach for mass nesting.
  • Sporadic nesting is continuing at this coast since February.
  • Till now, over 1,000 mother turtles have nested at the Rushikulya rookery.