Turtles lay eggs on Indian beach

Endangered sea turtles lay eggs on Indian beach

Turtle lovers gathered at the Rushikulya beach in India's eastern Odisha state on Saturday to witness the annual nocturnal mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles.

Turtles crawled ashore from the Bay of Bengal to lay eggs at the 2.5 km long Rushikulya river mouth between Kantiagada and Gokharkuda villages in the Ganjam district.

The turtles usually visit the coasts for nesting from January to April in India and every year the Rushikulya Sea Turtle Protection Committee spends four to five months preparing a clean and safe beach for the nesting.