Mass Nesting Status of Rushikulya Estuary

Year

  Mass Nesting        started

No of turtles Participated

   Forecast

Cause of Delay &  decrease  

2010

  14th March

1 Lakhs+

2nd Week  FEB

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2011

  3-9 April

2.53 lakhs

2nd Week  FEB

  Environment

2012

  28 February

1.7 Lakhs

2nd Week  FEB

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2013

  14th February

3 Lakhs

2nd Week  FEB

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2014

  10-11 February

25000

2nd Week  FEB

Cyclone Phailin Effect

2015

  11-18 March

3.9 Lakhs

2nd Week  FEB

  Environment

2016

4 Phases –Feb 26,  Mar 7 ,13  & 17

30,000

2nd Week  FEB

  Soil erosion, Cyclone  Hudhud  effect

2017

  14 February

 3.5 Lakhs

2nd  Week  FEB