70,000 Sea Turtles Nested on Deserted Beaches Due to Covid-19

Nearly 100 critically endangered sea turtles hatched.

While the world seems to be falling apart to humans, many environments are restoring themselves for various species of wildlife. Over 70,000 olive ridley sea turtles were seen nesting on the beaches of the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

Odisha is one of the largest nesting sites for the olive ridley turtle. The turtles also nest of beaches in Costa Rica and Mexico.

It was reported last year that the turtles did not partake in their annual nesting. The olive ridley turtle is marked as a vulnerable species by the IUCN Red List. Lack of nesting can be attributed to natural disasters and disturbances caused by humans on the beaches.

Due to stay at home orders for Covid-19 the turtles have been granted a undisturbed nesting season from humans.

Across the world on the coast line of Brazil it has been reported that nearly 100 endangered sea turtles have also hatched on beaches that have been left deserted from stay at home orders.

According to Roberto Couto, Paulista’s environmental secretary, Brazil’s coastline is home to the olive ridley turtle, along with the green turtle and he loggerhead turtle.Couto reported that over 300 turtles hatched on Brazil’s coast this year.