Tagging of Olive Ridley turtle resumed in Rushikulya ,Odisha

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  • Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India in association with the Odisha Forest and Environment Department started tagging of the olive ridley turtle in Rushikulya nesting place on Odisha coast.
  • The tagging of the Olive Ridley turtle started in January 2021 after a gap of 25 years
  • The tagging exercise is being carried out at  the three nesting places of the Olive Ridley at  Gahirmatha, Devi River mouth and Rushikulya in Odisha .
  • The coast of Odisha is the largest nesting place of Olive Ridley in the world .
  • The main aim of the tagging exercise is to identify the migration path and places visited by the marine reptiles after congregation and nesting.
  • The metal tags affixed to turtles are non-corrosive and they do not harm their body. It can be removed later. The tags are uniquely numbered containing details such as the name of the organisation, country-code and email address. 
  • The scientists  intend to tag 30,000 turtles over a period of 10 years

 Headquarters of Zoological Survey of India : Kolkata 

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