14 turtle nests discovered in Canacona

CANACONA: As many as 14 turtle nests have received the much-needed protection from wildlife personnel on the beaches of Galgibaga and Agonda this season. While Galgibaga has six protected turtle nests, there are eight protected nests on Agonda beach, informed regional forest officer of Wildlife, Mr Gawas.

Mr Gawas further informed that the first nest was spotted on November 12 last year while the last one was found on February 19 at the Galgibaga beach whereas one was spotted at Agonda beach on February 12. Mr Gawas pointed out that so far out of the six nests at the Galgibaga beach, hatching has occurred at three nests while at Agonda beach four turtle nests have hatched so far.
Mr Gawas further noted that a total of 245 hatchlings were released in Galgibaga sea waters while at Agonda beach, about 173 hatchlings have been released in the sea waters. He has opined that more turtle nests are expected to be found this month.