Tagging process of Olive Ridley turtles begins in Odisha’s Ganjam
- In a bid to elucidate the mysteries surrounding the migratory pattern of Olive Ridley, tagging exercises of turtles on Rushikulya coast were resumed by a collaborative approach of the Forest and Environment Department represented by Berhampur Forest Division and Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).
- The tagging process of the Olive Ridley begins on Odisha’s Ganjam Coast, to track their movements and enhance the protection of endangered turtles.
About Tagging :
- Tagging is most often conducted to obtain information on reproductive biology, movements and growth rates. * The tags of inconel metal are uniquely numbered and have details such as name of organization, email.
- This will help in finding the extent of travel and location of the turtles after congregation, nesting in the beach for further research on turtle behavior.