300 Olive Ridley turtles and a bottlenose dolphin found dead on Odisha’s Puri beach

The Puri Beach in Odisha turned into a graveyard for around 300 Olive Ridley turtles and a bottlenose dolphin. The marine animals were found dead here on 20 January.

Although turtle carcasses are usually found near Pantha Niwas on the beach during winter, the sheer number of the dead animals spooked locals.

Accoridng to news reports, the forest and marine fisheries authorities have seized two trawlers for carrying out unauthorised fishing – despite a ban which was put in place due to the nesting season of the turtles.

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