CANACONA: In a second arrival of the season in Canacona, a sea turtle laid 89 eggs in the wee hours of Wednesday at Agonda Beach.
According to Forest sources, a turtle arrived on Agonda beach in the wee hours of Wednesday. Around 89 eggs were then recovered from the Pit in which the eggs were laid and were shifted to a pit at Galgibaga Turtle Nesting Site.
According to the South-Goa Marine Range in charge at its Headquarters at Galgibaga, the Forest department has decided to operate a single Turtle Rehabilitation Centre at Galgibaga in Canacona to facilitate proper care and supervision of the Marine endangered species till its procreation and release of the baby olive Ridleys int the sea.
Presently Galgibaga has two pits with a total of 182 Turtle Eggs.
According to sources, a Mother turtle arrived on Talpona Coast (neighbouring to Galgibaga) at slightly about disk time (6.30 hrs), and some of the forests engaged personnel on a round to the area noticed the arriving mother turtle and laying eggs in a pit dug by its flappers. The forest-engaged staff retrieved the eggs, counted at 93, and replanted the same in the Pit dug by then at Galgibaga Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. It has been secured and protected since then. This was was first arrival and protection of turtle eggs.
Similarly, according to sources, the mother Turtle arrived at about 4.30 am the wee hours of Wednesday at Agonda beach coast and went.
The forest-engaged staff later picked up around 89 eggs and again shifted the same to Galgibaga.
‘As of now, we have decided to operate only one Turtle Nesting Site at Galgibaga for better supervision and care.’, informed RFO Vivek Gaonkar.