After Odisha, Olive Ridley Turtle Hatchlings Grace The Coasts Of Morjim Beach In Goa

by Sanjana Shenoy
After Odisha, Olive Ridley Turtle Hatchlings Grace The Coasts Of Morjim Beach In Goa

You’ve always never fallen short of reasons to visit Goa. And during this lockdown, while human beings remain in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, flora and fauna from different parts of the world, even Goa are flourishing. Recently, an elusive black panther was spotted for the first time in a sanctuary in Goa. Now, Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings have graced the coast of a beach in the coastal destination. Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings emerged from their nests on Morjim beach in Goa. This news comes after 8 lakh Olive Ridley turtles showed up for mass nesting in Odisha’s Rushikulya beach.

Olive Ridley Turtle Goa beach
Picture Credits: ANI

Olive Ridley Turtle Hatchlings In Goa Beach

Pramod Sawant, the Chief Minister of Goa took to Twitter to post a video showing Olive Ridley hatchlings appearing on the Morjim beach in Goa from their nests. He informed that other beaches of Goa like Mandrem, Agonda and Galigibagh all attract Olive Ridley turtles for nesting. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant captioned the video – ‘Amazing wonders of nature! Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings emerging out from the last nest at Morjim. Along with Morjim, Mandrem, Agonda and Galgibagh are important beaches in Goa which attract turtles for nesting’.

Goa forest department has reserved certain areas at Agonda and Galjibag in South Goa and Morjim and Mandrem in North Goa districts as turtle nesting sites. This is done in a bid to protect the sea creature from any human intervention. Sawant posted this video of Olive Ridley turtle hatching seen on the beach after sunset.

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Elusive Black Panther In Goa

Earlier, the Chief Minister had posted a picture of a black panther strolling in the Patiem Beat of Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary in South Goa. This was the first time that this majestic animal was spotted in Goa. For the longest time, there has been no hitting of this elusive creature and forest officials are trying to locate more of these big black cats in the sanctuary which is a tiger dominant area. Did you know Goa Tourism To Reinvent With 1960s Charm And Encourage Wealthy Tourists

We hope once this lockdown gets lifted, and its safe to travel again, we can visit Goa and spot these magnificent creatures. But most importantly, we hope nature will continue to thrive and rejuvenate itself like this. In the meantime, if you wish to take a tour around the gorgeous beach destination of Goa, then check out the Curly Tales’ Goa virtual tour.