Olive ridley turtle Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) washed ashore at Visakhapatnam

Behera, Pralaya Ranjan and Edward, Loveson and Moshe, Ch. (2013) Olive ridley turtle Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) washed ashore at Visakhapatnam. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical & Extension Series (216). pp. 25-26.


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    A dead Olive ridley turtle was found washed ashore near Bheemunipatnam, about 20- 25 km south of Visakhapatnam city, on 19th November 2012. An injury mark was present on the head of the specimen (Fig.1) and it is suspected that death was caused by incidental capture and drowning. It is a matter of concern since Olive ridley turtle are endangered and are protected as per various international agreements. They are categorized as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List (IUCN, 2010) and are included in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Olive ridley turtle; Lepidochelys olivacea; Visakhapatnam
    Subjects: Marine Turtle
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 04:43
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9496

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