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Olive Ridley turtles lay over 3 lakh eggs

Ganjam(ONT Bureau)20/2/17:With over 3,55,000 eggs laid by Olive Ridley sea turtles within a week of mass nesting in Odisha’s Ganjam coast, the endangered species is all set to beat all time records in the district this year. Till the wee hours yesterday the Olive Ridley turtles have laid over 3,55,000 eggs along Ganjam coast, said Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer Ashish Kumar Behera.
The number of turtles had declined last year due to some unknown reasons. But, the number has increased this year at Gokharkuda and Podampeta-Rushikulya river mouth.

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