The journey turtles take from hatching to the sea is beautiful and adorable at the same time. These Olive Ridley turtles that just made the epic journey from sand to sea carry an even bigger significance, though. It’s the first time in 20 long years that Mumbai has seen a successful hatching of Olive Ridley turtles.
Week 127 .
Fantastic news for Mumbai .
We got back Olive Ridley Sea Turtle after 20 years. Historic moment
Nested and Hatched at our beach. We facilitate their journey to ocean.
Constant cleaning helps marine species.
— Afroz Shah (@AfrozShah1) March 22, 2018
80 turtles were born today at Versova beach, which means the mother was also born there. Female Olive Ridley turtles always return to their birth site to lay eggs! I can barely handle the cuteness! Look at how tiny they are!
This is HISTORIC From being the worst nd dirtiest beach..to turtle hatchlings nd nest being found on Thursday mrng at d #VersovaBeach @AfrozShah1 @Pugdandee made sure they reach sea safely. This seems to be the first record of such activity on a #Mumbai beach in 15 yrs @dna pic.twitter.com/YUXadS1GdY
— Virat A Singh (@singhvirat246) March 22, 2018
Anyone else have the sudden urge to watch Finding Nemo?