Nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at Chavakkad Beach

Sundaram, Sujit (2018) Nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at Chavakkad Beach. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (236). pp. 30-31. ISSN 0254-380 X

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There are several reports on the nesting of Olive ridley turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea from the east coast of India and the Andaman Islands but similar reports for the west coast of India are scanty. Every year Olive ridley turtles nest during November to March with important sites being Panchavadi, Edakkazhiyur and Akalad beaches along Chavakkad coast in Kerala. The turtles come to the shore during night time to lay their eggs in pits created by scraping out sand with its hind flippers and after covering the same wit sand again, returns to the sea.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nesting; Olive Ridley turtles; Chavakkad Beach
Subjects: Marine Turtle
Divisions: CMFRI-Mumbai
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 08:23
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 06:10

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