Trivia / Nocturnal Goa

____ beach is famous for its lively turtle hatching, and is encapsulated by the mouths of two local rivers.

  1. Galgibaga
  2. Patnam
  3. Karwar

Galgibaga

Galgibaga is a serene, isolated beach in the Canacona taluka, 7kms from Palolem. Frequently called turtle beach, this, along with Agonda and Morjim make for the three beaches with the state run turtle hatching project.

One of the smallest sea turtles, Olive Ridleys are on the endangered list and are protected under the National Sea Turtle Conservation Project (1981) by the Indian government and the Turtle Conservation Programme (1996) of the Forest department of Goa. The programmes have yielded great results and the number of Olive Ridley turtles hatching in Goa has been consistently increasing.