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Dazzle of lights keeps turtles away from Mandrem beach


PANAJI: Bright illumination at Mandrem beach, it in large part seems, is holding away flippered visitors from this web page, otherwise regarded as a great spot for turtle breeding actions. Last week, a lone Olive Ridley turtle visited an isolated stretch of beach for nesting.


Though a one-km stretch of this beach which is situated in Pernem taluka — Morjim being the opposite designated turtle nesting web page — has no shacks, hardly ever a single nesting is witnessed right here every year. On the opposite hand, Agonda, a crowded beach in Canacona taluka, is extra incessantly visited with 28 nests reported in the 2016-17 season and 19 all over the 2017-18 season.


Morjim receives 8 to 12 nestings of flippered visitors all over every season. Galgibaga in Canacona, too, sees a nearly an identical selection of flippered visitors. “Bright illumination on all sides of this isolated beach distracts the turtles,” a supply stated.


In the previous many years, Olive Ridley turtles would surface on any part of the sandy coastline. But with tourism actions becoming a hurdle for their free movement, most effective isolated stretches had been being visited for nesting.


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