Will Olive Ridleys skip Odisha’s Rushikulya this time?
They are already a month late in turning up for mass nesting and experts suggest climate may be the one to blame
Olive Ridley turtles stay away from Rushikulya in Odisha this year
Experts say Olive Ridley turtles staying away from Rushikulya rookery in Odisha’s Ganjam is a natural phenomenon and is not unusual
Olive Ridleys return to lay eggs at Rushikulya after skipping a year
Around 250,000 turtles have come ashore for mass nesting this year, say officials
Olive Ridley turtles disoriented, lay eggs in villages away from nesting sites
Such turtles are at risk of being attacked by jackals and dogs or dying of dehydration