Turtle trail

A female olive ridley returns to the sea, perhaps after having laid her clutch at a safe nesting spot.

     Watching female turtles come ashore, whether in an orchestrated synchrony or just a single female lumber onto the shore is a very memorable experience. Just as it is watching hatchlings, guided by starlight moving seaward.  In an effort to infuse enthusiasm among the stakeholders – the locals, SSTCN conducts walks on weekends throughout the nesting season (from December through March) for anyone who is interested. During these walks, eggs are collected, and relocated at a safe place.  

The walks, which are open to the public, begin with a briefing on conservation. Walks take place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Volunteers cover a distance along the coast between Neelangarai beach and Elliot’s beach. 

Those interested, may contact

 

1. Akila – 9940300200 

2. Arun – 9789864166

Or mail us at mailto: sstcnchennai@gmail.com

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