Marking the start of the yearly turtle nesting and hatching cycle in Honnavar region, the first Olive Ridley hatchlings of the season were successfully released into the sea at Tonka beach.
Local fishermen led by Rajesh Tandel and Ramesh Tandel had protected and taken care of the hatchlings and the same were released at the famous nesting beach at Tonka where a lot of Olive Ridley turtles come to lay their eggs every year.
Trustee of Honavar Foundation Sandeep Hegde said that it was a moment of great joy to see the little hatchlings return to the sea after months of protection and care. India’s first tree doctor Vijay Nishant was witness to the momentous occasion and subsequently expressed the thrill of watching the turtle hatchlings being released into the sea on his Facebook wall.
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