CANACONA: As the peak Turtle procreation season ensues, the twin Canacona Turtle Rehabilitation Centers at Agonda and Galgibaga beach coasts together protects 17 Turtle Nests with as many as 1861 Olive Ridley Eggs.
Incidentally, ever since after a lull of atmospheric pressure, the weather turned normal with winter setting-in, streak of mother turtle began to visit the Canacona shores to lay eggs, with forest department protecting at-least one pits mostly at Agonda and Galgibaga Turtle Nursery Sites.
Agonda as of now has 13 pits with 1498 eggs with transplantation of one Pit from neighboring Rajbhag beach coast, while Galgibaga TRC has four Pits with a pit transplanted from far-off Mobor beach coast, and two relocated from neighboring Talpona coast.
Interestingly, the latest batch of 40 eggs, laid by the flapper was entirely caught on a camera by an unknown early morning beach-walker enthusiast at Talpona as early as 6 am on Wednesday morning.
A lots of other enthusiasts have also turned up on Talpona beach and watched the magnificent natural act of laying the eggs in a self made Pit by mother turtle, and later its unhindered march crawling way-back to the seawaters in Arabian sea off Talpona coast.
The mother Olive Ridley Turtle is also caught on video while in action to lay Eggs on Talpona beach shore/Sands near Galgibaga TRC at around 6am. The Flapper is also filmed while leaving to the Sea under the watchful eyes of Forest department engaged Rescuers and a few other morning Walkers on the beach.
While the endangered sea-species headed unhindered back to seawaters, the rescuers were seen, trying to measure the size (width and breath) of the olive Ridley with the help of a measurement-tape measuring, even as onlookers were seen filming and taking pictures. Later, the Rescuers rescued around 40 olive Ridley turtle Eggs and secured them, protecting these eggs in Pit no.4 at Turtle Nursing Site of Galgibaga TRC, which is also the HQ of Marine Range (South Goa).