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Bahuda rookery is being developed as a possible olive ridley mass nesting site
The Odisha Government is developing another olive ridley mass nesting site in the state at the Bahuda river mouth in Ganjam district.
Around three km stretch of the beach from Sunapur to Anantpur at Bahuda rookery is being developed as a possible olive ridley mass nesting site.
It is located around 20 km to the south of Rushikulya rookery coast which is a major mass nesting site of olive ridleys.
In 2018 a few hundred olive ridleys had nested at Bahuda river mouth in February. Encouraged by this, the state forest department decided to develop it as a second mass nesting site for the turtles on the Ganjam coast.