Bhubaneswar: The life of Olive Ridley, one of nature’s most valuable marine creatures, is in crisis. Millions of Olive Ridley’s are dying every year. Zoologists are of the opinion that natural and artificial disasters are responsible for this. Odisha’s Ganjam district’s Rishikulya estuary and Chandrabhaga beach are killed every year by millions of Olive Ridley. Millions of olives die before birth. This means that the eggs have been floating in the mouth of the Rishikulia for the past few years due to high tide.
This year, a record number of Olive Ridley massacres took place at the mouth of the Rishikulia. According to zoologists, more than half a million turtles have been involved in the spawning process. The eggs would hatch in a few days. The children would have been facing the sea. However, the storm “Asani” has destroyed everything. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. As a result, millions of turtle eggs have been destroyed. Even the eggs have floated into the sea in tidal water.
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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has emphasized the security of Olive Ridley. The state government has already taken steps to protect rare species of turtles. Last year, 1.8 crore turtle eggs were hatched in Gahirmatha, Kendrapara district. He encouraged ordinary people as well to take part in solving this great task: “One of the things you and other people can do is keep up the pressure … there are going to be some difficult decisions for government”. In the last week of April, the process of laying the Olive Ridge in other parts of the coast of Odisha, including Gahirmatha, begins. It runs until the end of May. “The rescue squad wasn’t called for him,” she told the Associated Press. All state forest officials have been instructed by the state government to make sure that the eggs in the nest are safe to hatch and that the cubs will go to sea.
Blessings for 2020 Olive
Olivier Ridley’s blessings were a blessing in disguise in the year 2020, when the country, including Odisha, imposed a curfew due to COVID-19. More than 600,000 Olive Ridley eggs lay off the coast of Odisha. The tortoise did not die or the eggs were not crushed by the miscreants. Other animals, including turtles, were also protected, as most of the time people were at home due to the cuts. People were not going to the beach because of the lockdown. As a result, the turtles were safe that year.