Olive Ridley females usually come ashore at night or early morning to lay their clutch of 100 to 150 eggs above the high tide line, which are then covered by sand. She then returns to the sea. The eggs hatch after seven to eight weeks.
A late night meeting at Chandini Pal in Orissa is lit up by vehicle headlights, while Greenpeace campaigners talk to fish-workers about conservation efforts, during the MV Sugayatri's Boat Yatra.
Children from the fishing village of Dhamra join the Greenpeace Ocean Defenders in painting banners with marine creatures, as part of the Sugayatri's Boat Yatra in Orissa.
Greenpeace activists along with trade union leaders protesting when prevented from delivering protest bags containing harmless domestic waste to the French Embassy in New Delhi. Also seen in the picture is PK Ganguly, secretary CITU.
The beaches of Orissa are one of three remaining mass nesting sites for the Olive Ridley sea turtle in the world. Every year, several hundred thousand turtles nest along the coast, mainly at the Gahirmatha, Devi River Mouth and Rushikulya River...
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