Undisturbed Sea Turtles Laid 60 Million Eggs on India’s Beaches


Well, this is one positive development to come out of the current situation we find ourselves in.

Because the world has come to a standstill in many places and humans are staying inside, the environment is benefiting in different ways. One of the best examples is what recently took place in eastern India.

Reduced pollution and little to no human activity allowed sea turtles to have a very productive hatching season. From March 14-March 21, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles laid roughly 60 million eggs along the beaches of eastern India.

Olive and Kemp’s ridleys are the smallest sea turtles. They weigh about 100 pounds and their shells reach about 2 feet in length.

Local authorities did their best to protect the sea turtles so that spawning could take place as safely as possible.

The hundreds of thousands of sea turtles were able to reach the shore, make nests on the beach, and lay their eggs within a few days. Of course, this was a much easier process for the animals than usual because of no crowded beaches and no fishing happening because of the current worldwide crisis.

Some people also steal the eggs and sell them to local markets in typical years, but, as we all know, this is anything but typical right now.

What a great story!

Have you seen any examples of nature reclaiming it’s spot on the planet lately?

I know I’ve seen many more animals out and about when I take a walk or drive around.

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