Olive Ridley : Goa Directory


Goa is The Home Of The Popular Sea Turtles

The secluded beaches of this tourist state Goa are the best places to catch a glimpse of the rare Olive Ridley turtles. These are the rare species of the sea turtles also called as the Pacific Ridley. These are heart shaped and olive green in color.

A few beaches of Goa like the unexplored and calm beach of Morjim act as the nests of these aquatic creatures. Olive Ridley sea turtles visit a few Goan shores during the months of October to March to lay their eggs. They feed on marine life such as fish, crab, jellyfish and oysters. Having a strong homing instinct, these turtles travel vast distances to nest at the site of their birth. Once hatched, the baby turtles make their way to the sea, to return years later to lay their eggs.

Due to the active participation of local villagers of Goa in the Project Turtle program, the rare species are coming to Goa more often. The locals try to protect the sea turtles, its eggs and young ones during the turtle breeding season from September to March every year.

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