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SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY IN ASSOCIATION WITH FISHERIES DEPARTMENT CONDUCTED “ SAND SCULPTING 2019”

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Sathyabhama University in association with Fisheries Department of Tamil Nadu conducted  “Sand Sculpting Contest” to raise awareness on the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles at Palavakkam Beach on 10thFebruary 2019, 1 to 3 PM.

 Olive Ridley Turtles are endangered and find refuge in the beaches of Chennai. ‘Save a Turtle’ campaign along with the Department of Fisheries is aimed at creating awareness of this situation and educating on saving these species. Nearly 500 Sculptors from various Colleges, Schools & Corporate has sculpted 150 objects on the theme of ‘Turtles & Seashore’.

Turtle Truths:

• Turtle lays between 60 to 160 eggs at a time.

• Male turtle never comes to land.

• Turtle have been in earth for 150 million years.

• Turtles are the gardeners of the ocean.

 • Turtles return to the same place where it was born to lay eggs.

• Olive Ridley are the one of the smallest of sea turtles.

• Olive Ridley turtles live up to 50 years.

• Olive Ridley turtles are mostly carnivores.

• The shell length measures up to 2 feet.

• The come together as group to lay eggs. This is called Arribada.

• The Turtle leaves trail in the seashore. This is called Crawl.

 • Only 1 in a 1000 survives.

• Turtles travel around 12000 kms per year

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