Obervations on the mass nesting and immediate postmass nesting influxes of the olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea at Gahirmatha, Orissa-1984 season

Silas, E G and Rajagopalan, M and Dan, S S and Fernando, A Bastian (1984) Obervations on the mass nesting and immediate postmass nesting influxes of the olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea at Gahirmatha, Orissa-1984 season. CMFRI Bulletin, 35 . pp. 76-82.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
1048Kb

Abstract

Observations made during the mass nesting of the olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea during January-February, 1984 at Gahirmatha rookery, Orissa is reported here along with some details on the nature of immediate post-mass nesting influxes. Strangely a large number of abnormal animals were seen to nest during the lean phase of nesting. The nature of the abnormalities, along with likely routes of the breeding migration, non-human predation of nests and environmental problems at Gahirmatha are discussed here.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:olive ridley; Lepidochelys olivacea
Subjects:Marine turtle
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1076
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:14 Jun 2010 16:24
Last Modified:14 Jun 2010 16:24

Repository Staff Only: item control page