Good news comes to us in the pandemic. And, above all, an incredible image. Its the thousands of sea turtles nesting alone on the empty beaches of India. It is due to the absence of tourists due to the spread of the coronavirus throughout the world.
The problem with COVID-19 is good news for animals. Around 70,000 Olive Ridley turtles, we can see them laying their eggs on the beaches of Odisha, in India.
Sea turtles, benefited by the pandemic
The natural process that this animal species must exercise annually is usually interrupted due to the massive tourism that inhabits the beaches of India. The objective of tourists, in fact, is on many occasions see how animals lay their eggs. We must remember that it is an endangered species.
Therefore, seeing them for the first time in a calm way nesting without any restriction It must be excellent news for all animal lovers. Above all, for all those protectors of sea turtles, one of the great victims of tourism.
This can make us think of the damage that we do regularly against our planet. And, specifically, about the species that inhabit it.
In the words of the Indian Department of the Environment, last year the natural process could not even be performed. The beaches were the main victim of Cyclone Titli. For this reason, the coasts are clean so that the animals can nest calmly.
Little was expected that, in addition, they would do it alone. For this, we must be grateful, in part, to the disease.
Now according to the Odisha Wildlife Organization, 50% of the world population of Olive Ridley is being able to carry out this process on the coasts. Great news for this species of a sea turtle.
Once the young are born, their parents must protect them from other animals such as birds and crabs, inhabitants of the area.
Today, more than 790,000 turtles have left their eggs. First of all, in Gahirmatha. Now in Rushikulya. This year they will put more than 60 million eggs. Great news!