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A Different Group of Turtlers

A Different Group of Turtlers

By | June 25, 2021 | Andrea D. Phillott

‘Turtlers’ (sea turtle researchers, conservationists and enthusiasts) are a fairly cohesive group, bound by our dedication to these charismatic animals. In the last few years, turtlers have gathered en masse at the International Sea Turtle Symposia in Kobe and...
Down Memory Beach

Down Memory Beach

By V Arun | April 15, 2021 | Chennai

Entering the Turtle World I first learnt of the turtle walks conducted by the Students Sea Turtle Conservation Network (SSTCN) during the first year of its establishment. I had gone with a cousin to his friend’s house and there was Smitha leaving for a turtle walk at...
Around the Rushikulya Rookery in 24 hours!

Around the Rushikulya Rookery in 24 hours!

By Sanjay Mitra | May 19, 2017 | Odisha

Having travelled over the course of three days by train from Pondicherry to Puri, and thereon to Ganjam, I was a little worn out when I stepped off the train station. I walked out of the station hoping that my texts had got through to Hari with the details of the...
Namaskaram says the Mirigam*

Namaskaram says the Mirigam*

By Meenakshi Poti | May 23, 2016 | Lakshadweep

It was a sweltering Sunday morning on the islands when I decided to walk the entire beach stretch of Agatti , Lakshadweep. On these walks, I always kept an eye out for turtle tracks, poop or anything remotely turtle like. It had been two weeks since I had arrived on...
A feast for crows and others: Mass hatchling emergence

A feast for crows and others: Mass hatchling emergence

By Nitya Prakash Mohanty | December 28, 2015 | Odisha

It is almost day break. A strong wind blows from the sea towards land. With the moon about to set, a tiny turtle hatchling looks towards the choppy sea and beyond it, towards an ever so bright horizon. The airborne sand hinders its view, as this newly hatched...