Talking Turtles: Blog

Bon(e) Voyage

Bon(e) Voyage

By | May 13, 2022 | Uncategorized

On a chilly night in Chennai, a group of people and I, started our walk from Neelankarai beach with volunteers of SSTCN to look for nesting female olive ridley sea turtles and their nests. During the six-kilometer walk, we didn’t find any trace of females or eggs, and...
Mysterious Creature of the Sea

Mysterious Creature of the Sea

By | February 24, 2022 | Uncategorized

Watching a sea turtle nest has been my lifelong dream. It dates back to when my family and I would visit the beach during weekends as we lived in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam. Like a lot of people, my fascination with the sea is inexplicable and has existed for...
Riders on the Storm

Riders on the Storm

By | January 22, 2022 | Uncategorized

It’s 7 am. As I stand near the edge of a jetty close to the river Bahuda, which is on the border of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, I watch the tiny hamlet awaken; the fishermen prepare for the sea, hurling nets into their boats for another day of fishing. I await one such...
Dialogue with the Sea

Dialogue with the Sea

By | December 6, 2021 | Uncategorized

Born and brought up in Delhi, living amidst the city lights, I have always had an immense love for shades of green and blue, whether it is the lush green mountains or the expanse of blue skies. Being an ardent zoologist, I have devoted my research career to the...
Thanks a Ton, SSTCN

Thanks a Ton, SSTCN

By | July 22, 2021 | Uncategorized

SSTCN played a major role in helping me understand the environment and to observe and appreciate nature as a whole. It also helped me think in a different way regarding life. It all started back in January of 2007, when my cousin, Arvind, from KFI introduced me to the...
Las Velas: The village for the turtle tourists

Las Velas: The village for the turtle tourists

By Nupur Kale | October 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

Prologue: Velas in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra has become famous for its turtle festival or ‘kasav mahotsav’. The festival is a month long affair which usually falls in March but the village starts receiving tourists as soon as the first nest hatches. I began...