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A Rapturous welcome @ Gahirmatha Beach: Olive Ridley Turtle

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Reptiles are always an exceptional class of animal kingdom. It certainly creates curiosity, fright, familiarity and above all admiration for its limiting attributes. The taxonomy of the animal kingdom could not be completed without the experience of class Reptilia. Be it a dreadful snake or silent killer cumbersome crocodile or lethargic elegant turtle, all leave an indelible scar in the fragile memory of philotherianism. Oliver ridley turtle is such innocuous and exceptional species which captures the imaginations of herpetologist when they arrived at sea coast searching for their breeding destiny. Gahrimatha is a place at the confluence of the bay of Bengal and Brahamani river in the Kendrapada district of littoral state Odisha. The picturesque bucolic beach gives sightseers immense reason to visit once in their life. In the advent of winter, lakhs of turtle colored the sea beaches with their rugged morphology.

Olive Ridley Turtle

The olive ridley sea turtle Taxonomically named as Lepidochelys olivacea and it belongs to class reptilia with thousands of individual. It is mainly confined to Pacific and Indian Ocean with northern tropical warm waters. Hence it is otherwise termed as the Pacific ridley sea turtle. According to IUCN Olive ridley place under vulnerable (VU) group. Its story began in 1758 as Testudo Mydas. These are best known for their mass nesting and nestling called arribada. Arribada is the place where thousands of female come together towards the same beach to lay eggs.

Structure

  • Sexual Dimorphism is found in an adult case
  • Olive colored carapace (Heart shaped)
  • Creamy white plastron.
  • Male and female ground to the same size.
  • Rounded carapace in the female.
  • Carapace (Olive in color) is dorsally flattened.
  • Carapace became reddish due to algae growing on the carapace.
  • Weight = 50 kg -52 kg (Rare) ,25-45 kg-Female,33 kg Male
  • Hatchling-12-23.5 gm
  • Tail used for copulation(reproduction)

Feeding

The olive ridley is predominantly carnivorous, especially in immature stages of the lifecycle. Animal prey consists of protochordates or invertebrates, which can be caught in shallow marine waters or estuarine habitats. Common prey items include jellyfish, tunicates, sea urchins, bryozoans, bivalves, snails, shrimp, crabs, rock lobsters, and sipunculid worms. Additionally, consumption of jellyfish and both adult fish (e.g. Sphoeroides) and fish eggs may be indicative of pelagic (open ocean) feeding. The olive ridley is also known to feed on filamentous algae in areas devoid of other food sources. Captive studies have indicated some level of cannibalistic behavior in this species.

Migration

The olive ridley is best-known individuals for migration (Cyclical, seasonal, intentional). The convention on migratory species also provided a source of knowledge about this marine turtle. They focus Arribada management for conserving olive ridleys. Mostly ridleys migrate towards the nesting beach of Gahiramatha. This beas separates the Bhitarakanika mangroves from the Bay of Bengal. It is the part of (GMWS) Gahiramatha marine wildlife sanctuary. It is the part of Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary. It is otherwise known as Gahirmatha rookery (Natal nesting beach) other sports of mass nesting-mouth of Rivers Devi and Rushikulya.

Reproduction

Mating is often assumed to occur in the vicinity of nesting beaches, but copulating pairs have been reported over 1,000 km from the nearest beach.

Research from Costa Rica revealed the number of copulating pairs observed near the beach could not be responsible for the fertilization of the tens of thousands of females, so a significant amount of mating is believed to have occurred elsewhere at other times of the year.

Olive ridleys generally begin to aggregate near nesting beaches about two months before nesting season, although this may vary throughout their range. In the eastern Pacific, nesting occurs throughout the year, with peak nesting events (arribadas) occurring between September and December. Nesting beaches can be characterized as relatively flat, mid-beach zone, and free of debris. Beach fidelity is common, but not absolute. Nesting events are usually nocturnal, but diurnal nesting has been reported, especially during large arribadas. The exact age of sexual maturity is unknown, but this can be somewhat inferred from data on minimum breeding size. For example, the average carapace length of nesting females (n = 251) at Playa Nancite, Costa Rica, was determined to be 63.3 cm, with the smallest recorded at 54.0 cm. Females can lay up to three clutches per season, but most only lay one or two clutches. The female remains near shore for the inter-nesting period, which is about one month. Mean clutch size varies throughout its range and decreases with each nesting attempt.

Mean clutch size of 116 (30–168 eggs) was observed in Surinam, while nesting females from the eastern Pacific were found to have an average of 105 (74–126 eggs). The incubation period is usually between 45 and 51 days under natural conditions but may extend to 70 days in poor weather conditions. Eggs incubated at temperatures of 31 to 32 °C produce only females; eggs incubated at 28 °C or less produce solely males, and incubation temperatures of 29 to 30 °C produce a mixed-sex clutch. Hatching success can vary by beach and year, due to changing environmental conditions and rates of nest predation.

Exploitation

The olive ridley has been exploited for various purposes. It can be food, oil, leather, egg, meat or fertilizer. The egg is esteemed everywhere due to its negative delicaly. Gahiramatha is the largest breeding ground of Oliver ridley turtle.  Collection of eggs is illegal but these laws are rarely enforced. Costa Rica is famous for turtle exploitation as it is economically viable. Illegal poaching of eggs is considered a major threat to the olive ridley population. This is the major issue which attracts the conservationist and biologist to put steps forward.

 Welcome @ Gahirmatha Beach 

Gahirmatha Beach is a beach in the Indian state of Odisha. The beach separates the Bhitarkanika mangroves from the Bay of Bengal and is the world’s most important nesting beach for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. The beach is part of Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, which also includes the adjacent portion of the Bay of Bengal.

 The Gahirmatha Beach in Kendrapara district of Odisha (India), which is now a part of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, is the largest breeding ground for these turtles. The Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, which bounds the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary to the east, was created in September 1997 and encompasses Gahirmatha Beach and an adjacent portion of the Bay of Bengal. Bhitarkanika mangroves were designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 2002. It is the world’s largest known rookery of olive ridley sea turtles. Apart from Gahirmatha rookery, two other mass nesting beaches have been located, which are on the mouth of rivers Rushikulya and Devi. The spectacular site of a mass congregation of olive ridley sea turtles for mating and nesting enthralls both the scientists and the nature lovers throughout the world.

Olive ridley sea turtles migrate in huge numbers from the beginning of November, every year, for mating and nesting along the coast of Orissa. Gahirmatha coast has the annual nesting figure between 100,000 and 500,000 each year. A decline in the population of these turtles has occurred in the recent past due to mass mortality. The olive ridley sea turtle has been listed on Schedule – I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (amended 1991). The species is listed as vulnerable under IUCN. The sea turtles are protected under the ‘Migratory Species Convention’ and Convention of International Trade on Wildlife Flora and Fauna (CITES). India is a signatory nation to all these conventions. The homing characteristics of the Ridley sea turtles make them more prone to mass casualty. The voyage to the natal nesting beaches is the dooming factor for them. Since Gahirmatha coast serves as the natal nesting beach for millions of turtles, it has immense importance on turtle conservation.

Gahirmatha beach is incidentally acclaimed as world’s largest-known nesting ground of these animals. Apart from Gahirmatha, these threatened aquatic animals turn up at Rushikulya river mouth and Devi river mouth for mass nesting. An estimated 6.57 lakh female turtles had turned to dig a pit and lay millions of eggs on the nesting beach during March this year. Fishing prohibition is presently clamped in Gahirmatha zone to ensure disturbance-free mating of the marine animals. After the end of the mating season, most of the male turtles usually return back leaving behind the female turtles to lay their eggs. The female turtles virtually invade the nesting beaches usually at the dead of the night for laying eggs, the phenomenon is described as “arribada”. After indulgence in instinctive egg-laying, the turtles leave the nesting ground to stride into the deep sea water. Hatchlings emerge from these eggs after 45-60 days. It is a rare natural phenomenon where babies grow without their mother. The ban on sea fishing remains in force around the year in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary as the seawater here is the most conducive habitat for these delicate marine species.

The rate of mortality of these endangered species is quite high. An olive ridley usually lays about 120 to 150 eggs from which hatchlings emerge after about 45 to 60 days. But not all eggs remain intact as predators devour it.

Ecological Essence

A unique query always comes to the ordinary citizen of the nation that what they do for us? According to WWF(World wildlife) sources, turtles are great scavengers, the garbage patrol of an area, and eating up dead fish from lakes and rivers. They do no harm and they do a lot of good. Turtles also provide homes for a lot of critters. Burrows dug by gopher tortoises shelter over 350 species, including burrowing owls, rabbits, and bobcats. Turtles are even bio-engineers, keeping the landscape healthy and varied by dispersing seeds.

A box turtle that eats some strawberries and then walks half a mile and defecates the seeds is adding to the landscape. They also rotate including the sand on the sea floor, and redistributing energy from one ecosystem to another. Nesting sea turtles leave about 75 percent of their energy on land in the form of eggs and hatchlings before they return to sea. So, turtles do a lot for the world’s ecology.

What else would we lose? An absence of turtles would be a “cultural, psychological loss,” to many societies. We revere their traits of persistence and serenity. They’re the one reptile that just about everyone likes.

 

This beautiful article on Olive Ridley Turtles has been co-authored by Lipsa Das, dedicated and compassionate teaching professional. She specializes in the field of Life Sciences especially Zoology. She is a lecturer in Zoology with specialization in Cell Biology and Biochemistry from North Orissa University. She has completed her M.Sc., M.Phil and pre Ph.D. coursework from the same university. Teaching is her passion as well as profession. She is very much committed to the field of research and it’s application towards society. As a member of the animal kingdom, her foremost aim is to protect nature and it’s biotic factors. As a lecturer, she tries to inculcate an inventive attitude in her students. She is convinced that in order to protect the mother earth, this thought needs to first germinate and take shape in our mind.

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  1. Subharaj Panda

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    Your research work really gives very much informational data about living creatures…
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      June 6, 2019 at 11:50 AM

      We r arguably greatest, cleverest and most powerful creation ..How far this statement is true,God knows … We can’t provide a better environment,eco system to smaller and less evolved animal .. It’s a shame on our society .. save animal ,save the nature

  2. Swasti asundar Mohapatra

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    Your act of writing skill about the living world is always fantastic and authentic ever.

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    Thanks for valuable suggestion. I will try my best to live up to your expectations.

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Jeep Compass Trailhawk launched in India; priced at Rs 26.8 lakh

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The Jeep Compass Trailhawk has been launched in India and priced at Rs 26.8 lakhs (All-India ex-showroom). It is off-road oriented version of the Compass with higher ground clearance, diesel AT and Active Drive 4X4 technology.

Powering the Compass Trailhawk is a BS VI compliant 2.0-litre diesel producing 170bhp/350Nm and mated to a nine-speed AT. The Compass Trailhawk is a rival for the likes of the Hyundai Tucson(4X4 AT)

Commenting on the launch of the Compass Trailhawk, Kevin Flynn – president and managing director, FCA India said, “We are offering a lot more of the Jeep  DNA in the Trailhawk which we hope Indian buyers will like and enjoy. Our Trail Rated All-wheel Drive SUV has all the core ingredients that a Jeep SUV should have, and additionally delivers to the Indian’s customer’s aspirations of intelligent driving aids and equipment for both the urban and adventurous, prioritises the safety of occupants and makes you a part of a long lineage that the global Jeep community is proud of.”

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Out of all the features rolled out with WhatsApp beta, one of the most awaited and cherished one is the “dark mode” (or night mode). Apart from carrying along with it an aesthetically-pleasing dark design factor, dark mode can also add to the overall user experience by improving readability, reducing eye-fatigue, and enhancing the overall battery consumption on the device among others.

However, no word is out yet on the official launch of dark mode and it’s still under works. But, till then you can play around with the feature on your device. Here’s how.

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So, that was super simple on Android. Now, let’s quickly look at how you can enable dark mode on WhatsApp for iOS.

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However, the theme doesn’t apply across all parts of WhatsApp. For instance, if you want a dark theme across chat threads, you’ll have to pick a darker chat background wallpaper. Also, in case you don’t want any discrepancies at all, in terms of media quality, you can disable the feature for other apps excluding WhatsApp.

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The DLF group went into a joint venture with Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to build a retail mall in Gurugram. This mall will be developed in over 2.5 million sqft area and is believed to be the biggest mall of India, the sources said.

This will be a mix-land project and is planned to have both retail and commercial space named as Down Town. The same will be developed on a 23-acre land parcel owned by the DLF group in Gurgaon. This plot is located on the highway opposite to DLF Cyber Park that is spread over 2.5 million sqft.

The sources said that the retail mall is planned to be a part of 8 million sqft project and will also have serviced apartments, five-star hotel and commercial development. The project will be developed in two-three phases and will take more than five years to complete.

DCCDL i.e. the DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd will develop this project and will replace LuLu International Shopping Mall in Kochi that is spread over 2.5-million sqft and DLF’s Mall of India in Noida as the biggest mall in the country.

In 2017, the DLF and GIC signed jointed venture after the promoters K P Singh and his family sold their shares to the Singapore investment firm.

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After making a major uproar in the market with the launch of its new smartphone series, OnePlus might soon announce the OnePlus TV soon in India,

Serial tipster Ishan Agarwal mentioned on Twitter, “Have some good news for you all: The OnePlus TV is not very far away, at least according to one source. The launch might be soon, so stay tuned. I have very high expectations from it, what about you.”.

Given that OnePlus is known to offer affordable yet premium-feel smartphones, its television sets are also expected to be the same: Premium, yet affordable by all.

OnePlus hasn’t revealed any details regarding the TV or its launch. However, it is believed that the TVs display might not be OLED, as it is available in other premium TV sets. Other smart features that the TV reportedly might sport includes a 4K HDR display, an AI voice assistant, ability to integrate with other devices, and will run on OxygenOS.

The news of OnePlus branching out and working on its TVs first came to light, last year. Pete Lau mentioned an interview that OnePlus might launch TVs in 2020 and India would be the first nation to get the OnePlus TV.

This is because OnePlus wants to take its time creating a software that can truly offer an immersive and unique experience to the users.

Now, although the TV isn’t out yet, we can’t wait to see how OnePlus would bring a premium touch to affordable TVs and how it would fair against major rivals in a saturated Indian smart TV market.

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The director general of Indian Coast Rajendra Singh had handed a letter of confirmation to the chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat about setting up of Rs 42 crore worth of The sixth recruitment centre of Indian Coast Guard in Uttarakhand to help boost employment opportunities for the youths of the 19 year old himalayan state.
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Kia displayed a huge lineup of cars at the 2018 Auto Expo promising a strong future in India. The Korean carmaker displayed Seltos in concept form, electric vehicles, hybrid cars among others at the exhibit. While their first product launch is around the corner, they are considering a low cost EV for India too.

Kia is planning to introduce a cost effective electric vehicle specifically for India. They will collaborate with their group Hyundai for the development of this low cost EV. Kia believes that personal usage for EVs should be included under the FAME II scheme for government support.

The Korean carmaker had announced that they’ll introduce a compact electric vehicle exclusively for India between 2019 and 2021. However, they believe the cost of EV is very high at present specially for the Indian market and without support of government.

Kia currently has a wide lineup of EVs, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell cars globally. They are ready to introduce to introduce EVs in India but it depends on infrastructure and government support. Meanwhile, Hyundai is all set to launch their first EV Kona very soon that was all showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

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In order to enhance connectivity all across the country, the Central government has decided to construct 35000 km of highways by 2022. The highways will be constructed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) using the eco-friendly technique.

The information was disclosed a few days back by the President of Indian Mr. Ram Nath Kovind. According to him, the major reason behind this development is not just to boost the urban infrastructure, but to generate massive employment opportunities.

Apart from this, the government wants to construct quality roads using the best techniques in the urban, rural as well as coastal areas. Also, the areas which are newly developed or are developing around the airport will also be covered under this project.

In the last few years, many new highways and expressway are developed that has not only enhanced connectivity between cities or states but has also made easy for commuters to travel easily from one place to another. The focus is also to provide seamless connectivity in between the North-Eastern and tribal areas on the country where the roads get destroyed due to rain, floods or landslide.

Launched in 2015, the Bharatmala Pariyojana targetd to provide smooth connectivity to the far-flung border and rural areas including the tribal and backward areas of India. Under this project, the government has to develop highways and expressways starting from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana to Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand followed by some portions of borders of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar alongside Terai. It will then move to West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and will finally end at the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur and Mizoram.

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About fourteen persons have been killed and fifty grievously injured in Jasola, Barmer, Rajasthan today on 23rd June when a Pandal collapsed over more than one thousand devotees participating in a religious/ spiritual discourse.

The pandal collapsed due to a thunderstorm and the deadly current spread due to short circuit killing 14 and injuring sixty devotees in the Ram Katha.

There have been reports of short circuit leading to spread of current creating panic amongst the audience when the huge tent collapsed and fell on the audience abruptly, injuring 50 and killing 14 persons women and men.

The chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has announced the financial compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for each of the dead and 2 lakhs to the injured.

The team of doctors from the nearby hospitals were rushed to the accident spot to treat the injureds and retrieve the bodies of the deads.

The grievously injured have been rushed to the Dr. Shiv Charan Mathur hospital and are being treated.

Meanwhile the union home minister Amit Shah has also took serious note of the situation and has called the high level meeting of the officials.

The union home minister Amit Shah has directed the state government to initiate all the necessary steps to provide immediate relief to the injureds and the bereaved families of the deads n injureds The union government may also announce a separate financial package for the deceaseds and the injureds reveal sources.

According to the latest information the organisers of the religious congregation have been booked for callousness and negligence for not seeking prior permission from the police and the fire departments of the district and state under the relevant sections of the law.

The chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot is visiting the injureds in the hospital on 24th June and would also visit the tragedy site in Barmer.

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Come home at midnight after having a good time having dinner at a restaurant, to find the smell of gas scattered around the house.

The man goes to the kitchen to find the smell stronger. The subconscious mind pushed him to turn on the light and the kitchen explodes, the husband dies instantly and the wife moves to intensive care.

The furniture was seen 200 meters from the house, which means that the gas pipe explosion was stronger than the bomb.

The lesson learned from this appalling incident –

When you smell the gas do not turn on the light, but open all the doors and windows calmly, so that no spark occurs, then close the gas tube and do not turn on the light until the smell of gas completely disappears.

Also do not open the refrigerator if you smell the gas, because it also causes an explosion, and even do not switch on the suction fan because it has an electrical charge, just open the windows.

Share this article and help people avoid danger. With greetings from the Director General of Civil Defense.

 

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Bajaj recently launched the new Dominar with some added features, design changes and new colour options, hoping to improve the sales of the otherwise dwindling market share. The gamble did work to some extent as new Dominar 400 clocked 1,346 unit sales in April 2019, a far better result than the previous quarter of 2019 as only 1,191 units of Dominar sold same month last year.

Now in the sales of May 2019, Bajaj Dominar has performed even better recording a growth of 59 percent as against May 2018 sales. Interestingly, Bajaj projected to sell 10,000 units of Dominar monthly initially, but the current sales figures are nowhere close to it.

The new Dominar 400 was given a couple of new colour options including aurora green and black dual-colour scheme and Vine Black colour which buyers can choose from. The Dominar also gets redesigned digital cluster to show the gear position, trip information and time.

The bike gets redesigned aggressive looking headlight cluster with LED lights, refreshed fuel tank pad decal, tail-tell lights, split seats with split grab rails and bungee straps tucked under the seat and new rear view mirrors.

New Bajaj Dominar 400 also gets a retuned liquid-cooled 373.33 DOHC engine which produces 40bhp with 35Nm of peak torque. The engine is said to more refined and is mated to a 6-speed transmission which has slipper clutch which prevents rear wheel lockup in case of engine seizure or failed transmission. It gets Dual channel ABS as standard.

The cruiser also have Upside-Down forks which offers great handling, telescopic suspension at the rear, revised digital cluster and dual-barrel exhaust system. Bajaj Dominar continues compete against the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350, KTM Duke 390 and Jawa Motorcycles and BMW G 310 R.

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