A video of the large population of the migrating sea turtles searching for a spot on the beach to lay eggs in Odisha has mesmerized the netizens. The clip shared by the IFS officer Susanta Nanda on Twitter shows Olive Ridley turtles starting their annual nesting process known as arribada, as they dredge sand to lay hundreds of eggs. The video has mesmerized the internet users who called the phenomenon essential for biodiversity.
Some even voiced concerns about the safety of the female turtles and their eggs from the poachers. In this regard, the forest officer did not reveal the location of the beach to protect the turtles. IPS Bhisham Singh mentioned that the turtles were safe as the forest conservation officers had made arrangements for the safety of the eggs, revealing that the process was witnessed in North Andaman annually and the area was cordoned off by the local forest department.
The spectacular mass nesting started yesterday after midnight👍🏻— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) March 15, 2020
Playing hide & seek for a fortnight, the Olive Ridleys have started laying eggs in Odisha. Can’t disclose their location for safety. Nature at its best🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/BJpuSEDGl7
👍🙏👏🌹🇮🇳😷— S R GUPTA (@srgupta1957) March 15, 2020
Wow... I've always wanted to see the arribada ... provided it can be done without disturbing— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) March 15, 2020
Sir there location is well known to poachers, even u shouldn’t hv posted this in order to save them.— Ranatosh Yadav (@coolyadu_83) March 15, 2020
Let’s pray to GOD that healthy baby shall come out of eggs & May reach in ocean safely.
Fabulous— vijay singh (@vijayssingh1) March 15, 2020
Cute— PremaC🇮🇳 (@prema2005) March 15, 2020
Wonderful!! Hope human correct their mistake quickly before they themselves become extinct. Anyway natures force is still too strong.— Ravish🇮🇳 (@pnravish) March 15, 2020
Sunanta also shared another clip that showed the turtles protecting the eggs by camouflaging it with sand against any external threats. The arribada video has gained over 26.8k views and 2.5k likes as users continue to share the clip widely. The video of turtles safeguarding their eggs has earned over 9.5k views as users enquire how the authorities managed to save eggs from predatory birds. “Constant watch & ward by the staff in the entire length of the sanctuary”, replied the forest officer.
As I posted earlier, Olly( Olive Ridley), made its annual sojourn to Odisha coast from yesterday’s midnight. The phenomenon of thousands, digging the sand, lying eggs & then covering it leaves one spellbound. Nature at its best💚💚 pic.twitter.com/NITeRXZrnj— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) March 15, 2020
Sir are common people allowed or only forest official can visit the beach during breading season..?— Nihal Jaiswal (@NihalJa10464686) March 15, 2020
Good luck to the new ones that will emerge. Hope many of them survive.— PremaC🇮🇳 (@prema2005) March 15, 2020
Really awesome .. Many thanks for sharing 🙏🙏— India First (@IndiaFi51565176) March 15, 2020
Why are there humans around them? Are people allowed to go so near to them specially since they are laying eggs? How are they protected from humans?— Shivani jain (@Shivanijain1705) March 15, 2020
No. It is out of bounds now.— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) March 15, 2020
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