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A familiar sight on the beaches of Orissa

Image | February 9, 2006 at 4:30

A familiar sight on the beaches of Orissa : Olive Ridley Turtles caught in deathly nets. Mechanized fisheries and illegal trawling continually drive the Ridleys into the brinks of extinction.

Baby turtles out in the sun.

Image | February 9, 2006 at 4:30

Baby turtles out in the sun.

The Greenpeace Sugayatri at sail

Image | February 6, 2006 at 19:07

The Greenpeace Sugayatri at sail. The Sugayatri, once a fishing boat, will spend the next three months monitoring the mass nesting season of the Olive Ridley in Orissa, India.

Olive Ridley turtles mating off the coast

Image | February 6, 2006 at 18:53

Olive Ridley turtles mating off the coast of Orissa, India. Every year, thousands of Olive Ridley turtles congregate in these waters to mate and then nest in a perfectly synchronised arribada.

An Olive Ridley trapped in a trawling net

Image | February 6, 2006 at 18:41

An Olive Ridley trapped in a trawling net. Over 100,00 dead Olive Ridleys have been found washed ashore in Orissa over the last decade.

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