Are the uplifted reef beds in North Andaman letting nesting Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea stranded?

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Nehru Prabakaran
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2125-3520
Vedagiri Thirumurugan
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5666-4816
Anoop Raj Singh

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During our survey to understand vegetation colonization, focused on mangroves, in the uplifted reef beds near the Radhanagar creek in North Andaman on 10 February 2021 (Lat: 13°24'40.70"N; Lon: 92°50'57.73"E), we came across four carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles within a 500 m transect. The carcasses were probably a week old and are characterized by the presence of degenerating flesh, and foul smell. The article describes the potential reasons behind turtle mortality and future research needs for the holistic understanding of such incidences.

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Prabakaran, N., Vedagiri Thirumurugan and Raj Singh, A. 2021. Are the uplifted reef beds in North Andaman letting nesting Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea stranded?. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 12 (Oct. 2021), 19860–19863. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7603.13.12.19860-19863.
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