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Female Olive Ridley sea turtle becomes first to be satellite-tagged along western coast

Indian Express | 25/01/2022 06:03 PM | Click to read full article

After the recent tagging of Olive Ridley sea turtles along the eastern coast of the country, a female turtle of the same species became the first one to be satellite-tagged along the western coast, said Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Wildlife of the Mangrove Protection Cell Virendra Tiwari.

Tiwari said, “The Maharashtra coast has sporadic nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles. Till now, turtles have been tagged only along the east coast of India. In a first for a western coast, a female Olive Ridley turtle was successfully satellite-tagged in Maharashtra’s Velas.”