Flapper visits as early as 4.30 am, lays 56 eggs near the Turtle Nursery at Galgibaga Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
CANACONA: Galgibaga, Forest Department’s (Wildlife) South Marine Range Headquater is now protecting 56 Olive Ridley Turtle Eggs in a Nest at the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (TRC), Galgibaba Canacona.
According to sources, a mother flapper came at about 4.30 am Wednesday’s wee hours (Wednesday), dug out a pit in the sands of Galgibaga beach shoreline, laid about 56 eggs pulled sand over to close the pit, before disappearing into the Arabian Sea.
Forest department’s rescuers later transplanted all the eggs counted around 56 into a man-made pit at the Nesting site of TRC, Galgibaga and cordoned off the same for protection till its hatching.
This will be the first Olive Ridley Turtle eggs Pit at Galgibaga TRC, which is also the headquarters of South Marine Range of Forest Department (Wildlife), and the Third Turtle Nest in Canacona.
The other Turtle Nursery at Agonda TRC is already protecting two Turtle Nests. A total of 309 olive ridley eggs are taken care by forest department (wildlife) in the two Nurseries of Canacona.
The procreation period is anywhere between 50-56 days for the most endangered Sea-Species, after which the hatchlings are released into the Sea for survival on its own.