Thousands of Olive ridley sea turtles descend on the beaches of Orissa in east coast of India for their famous nesting season. During their nesting- mating season they stay in the offshore waters for six months. By February their famous Arribada begins-when females come to the beach in large numbers-to lay their eggs.
Our team filmed the nesting activity of the Olive ridleys and various challenges the newly born hatchlings face due to unplanned development and various human activities. As a result thousands of hatchlings die every year. Fortunately, during the last season various environment agencies along the volunteers and villagers participated in a conservation campaign to protect hatchlings giving the critically endangered Olive ridley turtles a new lease of life.