The team noticed that there were a number of dogs behind Sai Baba Temple. They spotted a sea turtle on the beach and on closer inspection, found that the adult female Olive Ridley turtle that had come to nest had been attacked and bitten by some of the dogs.
Drifting timbers and tree branches that landed on the Labuan marine parks beaches, Malaysia, are among the cause of decreasing in turtle landing. Labuan Marine Park Department expressed concern about the decline of 33% in the overall turtle landing last year.
The total number of olive ridley turtle deaths within just three weeks of its nesting season has reached alarming numbers. Activists tell TNM that 193 dead turtles have been washed ashore as of Friday and the numbers are expected to increase further.
Animal activist Pradeep Kumar Nath of the Visakhapatnam Society for Protection and Care of Animals (VSPCA), which has been leading a sea turtle protection programme since 1996, said that a whopping 4,000 Olive Ridleys die every year.
Members of the Students Sea Turtle Conservation Network (SSTCN), who have been going on turtle walks since the beginning of January, say they have found over 100 dead turtles on the coast from Neelankari to Broken Bridge.
Despite measures to ensure safe breeding of sea turtles, the Olive Ridleys continue to fall victim to nets of fishing trawlers operating illegally along Paradip coast.
A mother turtle who returned to her place of birth to lay eggs found herself amongst a sea of garbage. Surrounded by the plastic trash, the animal had no chance of making a nest and laying eggs the way it should naturally happen for the species.
The tortoise, named Te ara tau, had been brought to Tahiti in 1929 and was kept in an enclosed garden in Papeari.
Rising temperatures are turning almost all green sea turtles in a Great Barrier Reef population female, new research has found.
The officials did not rule out the possibility that the animals could have died due to illegal movement of mechanised fishing trawlers near the Rushikulya river mouth.
The number of sea turtles falling victim to bycatch off the coast of Jalisco and Nayarit is on the rise, with dragnets used by shrimp trawlers the biggest cause of the problem.
Sandspit Beach near Hawke’s Bay has proven to be a deadly spot for turtles. Stray dogs and eagles feed on turtles’ eggs, while plastic bags that are part of the heaps of trash littering the beach have soiled the natural habitat of these turtles.