On the second mass nesting of the Olive Ridley Lepidochelys olivacea at Gahirmatha, Orissa during 1984

Silas, E G and Rajagopalan, M S and Dan, S S and Fernando, A Bastian (1988) On the second mass nesting of the Olive Ridley Lepidochelys olivacea at Gahirmatha, Orissa during 1984. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Endangered Marine Animals and Marine Parks ; MBAI, 12-16 January 1985, Cochin.

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Abstract

Observations carried out on the second mass nesting of the Olive Ridley along the Gahirmatha beach towards the end of March 1984 are recorded here. The mass nesting occurred in general along the same stretch where the first mass nesting had earlier taken place from 2Sth January to 6th February 1984, with a peak activity along about one kilometre of the stretch of the beach. Maximum destruction to earlier nests and emerging hatchlings was noted in this area of overlap. Some observations made during this phase on emerging hatchlings of the first mass nesting are also reported here.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nesting of the Olive Ridley; Lepidochelys olivacea; Gahirmatha, Orissa
Subjects:Marine turtle
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:2356
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 05:31
Last Modified:18 Aug 2010 21:10

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