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Data Collection from 2003 to 2006

2003 - TURTLE NESTING & HATCHLING DATA

Turtle Nesting Place

Nest

Poached

Dogs

Wild nest

Hatchling

Periya Neelangarai

13

5

2

2

862

Injampakkam

6

2

2

3

452

Panaiyur

4

1

1

3

384

Nainar Kuppam

4

1

2

5

524

  • Total Nest – 27
  • Total Hatchlings – 2222
  • Total Poaching – 9
  • Nest dug up by stray dogs – 7
  • Dead Adult (Drowned in Trawl net/Gill net) – 33

2004 - TURTLE NESTING & HATCHLING DATA

Turtle Nesting place

Nest

Poached

Dogs

Wild Nest

Hatchlings

Periya Neelangarai

15

5

4

3

832

Injam Pakkam

8

2

3

2

311

Panaiyur

7

3

2

3

210

Nainar Kuppam

12

3

2

4

841

Reddy Kuppam

5

1

1

3

311

  • Total Nest – 47
  • Total Hatchlings - 2505
  • Total Poaching - 14
  • Loss to Stray Dogs - 12
  • Dead Adult (Drowned in Trawl net/Gill net) 55

Statement made by: T. Pugalarasu - Fisherman youth of Periya Neelangarai….

“We have always been taking from the ocean, but now by doing the Sea Turtle Conservation, we are able to show our gratitude to the Sea ”

2005 - TURTLE NESTING & HATCHLING DATA

Turtle Nesting Place

Nest

Poached

Dogs

Wild Nest

Hatchlings

Periya Neelangarai

13

3

2

3

922

Injam Pakkam

8

2

2

4

934

Panaiyur

12

3

2

3

1125

Nainar Kuppam

15

2

3

4

1565

Reddy Kuppam

7

2

2

3

703

  • Total Nest – 32
  • Total Hatchlings - 5249
  • Total Poaching - 12
  • Loss to Stray Dogs - 11
  • Dead Adult (Drowned in Trawl net/Gill net) – No dead Turtles since mechanized boats and trawl boats did not go to sea after Tsunami till the month of May.

2006 - TURTLE NESTING & HATCHLING DATA

Nesting Place

Periya Neelangarai

Injam Pakkam

Panaiyur

Nainar Kuppam

Reddy Kuppam

Month

Eggs

Hatchlings

Eggs

Hatchlings

Eggs

Hatchlings

Eggs

Hatchlings

Eggs

Hatchlings

March

654

321

1379

1031

1994

1287

1766

1220

761

520

April

991

439

114

107

1238

212

1156

457

-

-

May

-

-

-

-

-

-

111

-

-

-

Total

1754

792

1493

1138

3232

1421

3033

1677

761

520

  • Total Nest - 90
  • Total Eggs – 10,273
  • Total Hatchlings – 6888 (Hatchery) 1933 (Wild Nest) = 8,821
  • In-situ – 16
  • In 2006 there was no illegal poaching of eggs.
  • As ex-situ (Hatchery) conservation was undertaken there was no loss of nests to predators (Stray Dogs and crows).

2007 - TURTLE NESTING & HATCHLING DATA

Nesting Place

Periya Neelangarai

Injam Pakkam

Panaiyur

Nainar Kuppam

Reddy Kuppam

Month

Eggs

Hatchlings

Eggs

Hatchlings

Eggs

Hatchlings

Eggs

Hatchlings

Eggs

Hatchlings

February

803

192

963

200

634

700

1537

582

300

200

March

438

350

836

650

1114

510

867

450

295

320

April

846

714

307

224

853

296

1156

956

550

500

May

-

750

-

591

221

256

340

400

-

250

Total

2087

2006

2096

1665

2812

1762

3200

2088

1145

1270

  • Total Nest - 107
  • Total Eggs – 11,340
  • Total Hatchlings – 8,791, (Hatchery) & (Wild Nest), In-situ – 8

TREE FOUNDATION TURTLE WALKS 2007

JANUARY 2007

DATE

TRACKS

NESTS

NO. OF EGGS

DEAD TURTLES

Periya Neelangarai Kuppam (3.5 km)

01.01 -07.01.2007

-

-

-

1

08.01. - 14.01.2007

-

-

-

-

15.01. - 21.01.2007

1

1

(+ 1 in situ)

2

22.01 - 31.01.2007

2

2

(+ 1 in situ)

-

TOTAL

3

3

-

3

Injambakkam ( 3,5 km)

01.01 -07.01.2007

--

--

--

--

08.01. - 14.01.2007

1

1

105

3

15.01. - 21.01.2007

-

--

--

--

22.01 - 31.01.2007

5

3

170,154,106

3

TOTAL

6

4

536

1

Panaiyur (3- 3,5 km)

01.01 -07.01.2007

1

-

-

1

08.01. - 14.01.2007

-

-

-

1

15.01. - 21.01.2007

1

1

140

-

22.01 - 28.01.2007

5

4

138,149,154,155

2-

29.01.- 31.01.2007

4

3

100,133,145

-

TOTAL

11

8

1114

2

Nainar Kuppam (2,5 – 3 km)

01.01 -07.01.2007

8

2

155, (+ 1 in situ)

1

08.01. - 14.01.2007

3

1

109

--

15.01. - 21.01.2007

1

1

125

1

22.01 - 28.01.2007

2

1

159

1

29.01.- 31.01.2007

1

1

119

--

TOTAL

15

6

667

3

Reddy Kuppam (2,5 – 3 km)

01.01. -07.01.2007

--

--

--

--

08.01. - 14.01.2007

2

2

90

1

15.01. - 21.01.2007

2

1

85

--

22.01 - 28.01.2007

--

--

--

1

29.01.- 31.01.2007

--

--

--

--

TOTAL

4

3

265

2

Sum January (01--31.01.2007) all villages:

Tracks - 39, Nests - 23, Eggs - 2582 (+ 1 in situ) Dead Turtles –16.

In the month of December 2006 total four nests (+ 4 in situ) and dead turtles six were found. Palaverkadu: Six track marks; one nest (+ 1 in situ) and 12 dead turtles were found.

TREE FOUNDATION TURTLE WALKS 2007

FEBRUARY 2007

DATE

TRACKS

NESTS

NO. OF EGGS

DEAD TURTLES

Periya Neelangarai Kuppam (3.5 km)

01.02 -07.02.2007

2

--

--

--

08.02. - 14.02.2007

8

6

57,93,109,133,135,148.

--

15.02. - 21.02.2007

5

1

128

--

22.02 - 28.02.2007

1

--

--

--

TOTAL

16

7

803

--

Injambakkam ( 3,5 km)

01.02 -07.02.2007

4

3

122,125,130.

--

08.02. - 14.02.2007

5

5

69,82,110,110,140.

--

15.02. - 21.02.2007

2

1

75.

--

22.02 - 28.02.2007

2

--

--

--

TOTAL

13

9

963

--

Panaiyur (3- 3,5 km)

01.02 -07.02.2007

--

--

--

--

08.02. - 14.02.2007

3

3

(+3 in situ)

1

15.02. - 21.02.2007

4

4

100,126,129.(+1 in situ)

1

22.02 - 28.02.2007

1

1

79

-

TOTAL

8

8

434

2

Nainar Kuppam (2,5 – 3 km)

01.02 -07.02.2007

4

4

98,121,135,140.

---

08.02. - 14.02.2007

3

3

102,136,151.

1

15.02. - 21.02.2007

3

2

117,134.

---

22.02 - 28.02.2007

4

4

71,92,93,147.

1

TOTAL

14

13

1537

2

Reddy Kuppam (2,5 – 3 km)

01.02 -07.02.2007

--

--

--

-

08.02. - 14.02.2007

1

1

(+1 in situ)

-

15.02. - 21.02.2007

-

-

-

-

22.02 - 28.02.2007

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

1

1

   

Sum February (01-28.02.2007) all villages:

Tracks – 42, Nests - 38, Eggs -3737 (+5 in situ) Dead Turtles – 4.

TREE FOUNDATION TURTLE WALKS 2007

MARCH 2007

DATE

TRACKS

NESTS

NO. OF EGGS

DEAD TURTLES

Periya Neelangarai Kuppam (3.5 km)

01.03 -07.03.2007

1

1

118

1

08.03. - 14.03.2007

     

2

15.03. - 21.03.2007

2

2

109, 111

--

22.03 - 28.03.2007

     

2

TOTAL

3

3

338

5

Injambakkam ( 3,5 km)

01.03 -07.03.2007

1

-

-

-

08.03. - 14.03.2007

-

-

-

2

15.03. - 21.03.2007

-

-

-

-

22.03 - 28.03.2007

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

1

-

-

2

Panayur (3- 3,5 km)

01.03 -07.03.2007

3

3

54,121,58

-

08.03. - 14.03.2007

2

2

135,148

2

15.03. - 21.03.2007

3

3

135,132,101

-

22.03 - 29.03.2007

1

1

93

2

TOTAL

9

9

977

4

Nainar Kuppam (2,5 – 3 km)

01.03 -07.03.2007

6

5

146,104,64,102,112

2

08.03. - 14.03.2007

3

3

103,120,110

-

15.03. - 21.03.2007

1

1

111

1

22.03 - 28.03.2007

-

-

-

1

TOTAL

10

9

972

4

Reddy Kuppam (2,5 – 3 km)

01.03 -07.03.2007

2

2

--

1

08.03. - 14.03.2007

1

1

--

--

15.03. - 21.03.2007

2

2

--

--

22.03 - 28.03.2007

-

-

-

--

29.03- 31.03.2007

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

5

5

--

1

Sum March (01-31.03.2007) all villages:

  • Tracks - 23, Nests -21, Eggs – 2287, Dead Turtles - 12
  • Approx TOTAL NO OF HATCHLINGS = 3838. P.Neelangari = 342, Injambakkam = 984, Panaiyur = 1210, Nainarkuppam = 982, Reddykuppam = 320.
  • TOTAL NO.OF NESTS: EXSITU= 84; INSITU= 16

TREE FOUNDATION DOLPHIN & WHALES DATA-2008

DATE

TIME

PLACE DISTANCE

TOTALNO:

NAME

BODYMARKS:

TEETHS/NO

DORSAL FIN

FLIPPER
[ INCH ]

15.02.08

09.30PM

VGP Ist Road,

Injambakkam 8m

1 Dead

Indo-Pacific Hump Back Dolphin

Creamy and white & Blue

colour

Yes

Small size

26

21.02.08

05.15PM

Injambakkam

12 m

1 Dead

Rissos Dolphin

Block& white colour

Yes

Disintegrated

21

28.02.08

11.00AM

Near: Ragas hospital, Reddy Kuppam-8m

1 Dead

Bottle Nose Dolphin,

Block and Orange colour

Yes

Small size

---

05.03.08

02.45PM

Injambakkam

Direct site.

Near-2.5 KM

46

Indo-Pacific Hump Back Dolphin

Grey and white &Pink

colour

Yes

Small size

12-15

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