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
Location Odisha, India
Nearest city Chandbali
Coordinates 20°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
Area 1,435 square kilometres (554 sq mi)
Established 1997

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 and also a UNESCO world heritage site. 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".