UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    The endangered species has the largest mass nesting site in Odisha followed by Coast of Mexico and Coast Rica. Its unique mass nesting site is called Arribada. The nesting site is now protected as a wildlife sanctuary in 1997. Now they are threatened due to their eggs fall pray to jackles, dogs, crabs, birds etc. The nesting site lies on the mouth of two famous rivers in Odisha. Name the species which most suitably explain this.

    A)  Olive ridley turtle

    B)         Leather back sea turtle

    C)  Piping Plover                

    D)  Southern Leopard frog

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The olive ridley sea turtle is also known as the pacific ridley found in warm and tropical waters of Primarily Pacific and Indian Oceans. They are famous for their behaviour of synchronised nesting in mass numbers, termed as Arribadas. The largest nesting site is in Odisha, Kendrapara district. The sea beach on the Mouth of River Rushikulya and Devi is a best nesting site, this site is also called 'Gahirmatha' now protected as Gahirmatha wildlife sanctuary contiguous to Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary. It takes 50-60 days for the egg to be matured so it easily fall pray to jackal, dog, crabs etc and only 1 out of 1000 become mature to bring out offspring.

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