Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary Current Affairs, GK & News

Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is located in Orissa and is only marine wildlife sanctuary of Orissa. This sanctuary boasts of possessing the world’s largest known rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtle. Olive Ridley is classified as Vulnerable according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature And Natural Resources (IUCN), and is listed in Appendix I ..

Olive Ridley Turtles stay away from Rushikulya river

The Olive Ridley Turtles in 2021 are staying away from the Rushikulya river. Millions of Olive Ridley turtle nest near the mouth of Rushikulya river. The nesting time of Olive Ridley turtles is between January and May. This year, they are  yet to begin their nesting. In 2020, they began nesting in March. The turtle ..

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ROPAX Jetty Project on River Dhamra

The Government of India recently approved Rs 50 crores to develop an all-weather ROPAX in Odisha. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 110 crores. The project aims to launch Roll-on or Roll-off Passenger Jetty connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district and Talachua in Kendrapara district. About the project The project will ..

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Dolphins in Gahirmatha

The 2020 dolphin census revealed that dolphins in Odisha’s Gahirmatha are migrating out of the region. Reasons being given are climate change, illegal fishing practice and unfavourable weather. Where is Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary? Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Odisha. It is located in the Bhitarkanika National Park. The 2020 dolphin census revealed that dolphins ..

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Report says Dolphins of Odisha’s Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary has halved

The Forest Department of the Odisha State Government conducted a census at Chilika lake to count the number of dolphins at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha. The Sanctuary is a part of Bhitarkanika National Park of Odisha. The report was released in February 24, 2020. Highlights According to the report, the dolphin count came down ..

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Odisha’s Bahuda Rookery Olive Ridley Nesting Site

The Odisha forest department is all set to add another Olive Ridley mass nesting site to its wildlife map at the Bahuda river mouth in Ganjam district to lure the endangered sea turtles to come over for mass nesting in 2019. Around 3-km stretch of the beach from Sunapur to Anantpur at Bahuda rookery is ..

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