Olive Ridley babies go to sea in Odisha in viral videos
Remember in March this year, when over four lakh Olive Ridley turtles arrived for nesting at the Gahirmatha beach?
Well, the eggs have hatched and the Olive Ridley babies are making their way to the sea. While the world was asleep and inside their homes trying to self-isolate, the early morning spectacle was taking place at the Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara. The beach is one of the world's largest rookeries of the endangered species.
The video of the magical scene was shared on Twitter by Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Susanta Nanda. Take a look:
A sight that casts magical spell year after year��— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) May 8, 2020
Nearly 2 crore plus olive Ridley hatchlings have emerged & made their way to sea from half of about 4 lakh nesting at Nasi-2 islands, Gahirmatha rookery Odisha.
The spectacle continues. Early morning video. pic.twitter.com/C0IKTWNCko
Lockdown lifted for our guests at one more rookery of Olive Ridley in Odisha coast yesterday night— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) May 8, 2020
Hatchlings of sea turtle started comming out of nests from the mass nesting site at Gokharakuda beach of Rushikulya delta.
The magical spell of seaward journey will continue. pic.twitter.com/bVElxC1JMX
While we were inside today morning nearly 2 crore plus olive #Ridley #turtle hatchlings have emerged & made their way to sea from the coats of #Odisha.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) May 8, 2020
One of nature’s incredible extravaganza. Via @susantananda3 sir. pic.twitter.com/BhAZzLbI8o