Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

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Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary
LocationOdisha, India
Nearest cityChandbali
Coordinates20°34′N 86°50′E / 20.57°N 86.84°E / 20.57; 86.84Coordinates: 20°34′N 86°50′E / 20.57°N 86.84°E / 20.57; 86.84
Area1,435 square kilometres (554 sq mi)
Established1997

Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is a marine wildlife sanctuary located in Odisha and is a very popular tourist attraction of Odisha in India.[1] It is the world's largest nesting beach for Olive Ridley Turtles. It extends from Dhamra River mouth in the north to Brahmani river mouth in the south. It is very famous for its nesting beach for olive ridley sea turtles. It is the one of world's most important nesting beach for turtles.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction". Archived from the original on 2015-06-30.
  2. ^ "Olive Ridley Sea Turtles".