Millions of baby turtles rush to the sea

Millions of baby turtles are rushing into the sea in broad daylight now that the beaches are deserted due to the pandemic.

On the beach in Rushikulya, in the southeast of the state of Odisha in India, millions of baby olive turtles come out of their holes to reach the sea.

This beach is one of the few in the world where olive ridley turtles come to lay eggs every year in late winter and early spring.

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Their number is much higher than in previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced the human population to desert the beaches.

The pups of this species of turtle usually go out at night, but this year they crossed the beaches during the day.

Experts and authorities estimate that turtles have laid around 60 million eggs on Indian beaches this year.

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