Basudev Tripathy

Country: India

Occupation: Research

Specialty: Olive ridley sea turtle

Biggest challenges I face: Counting nesting turtles during arribadas

The most unusual or exciting thing that’s happened to me while working in the field: While traveling in a country boat in extremely bad weather condition in the sea in Lakshadweep, suddenly I saw a hawksbill turtle swimming parallel to my boat for a distance of almost 20 meters.

Why I like being a member of the MTSG: It gives great opportunities to contribute and share new ideas for a meaningful sea turtle conservation strategy.

Turtle researcher / conservationist I most admire: Chandrasekhar Kar and B. C. Choudhury

When I’m not working on turtles I like to: Share my field experience with friends.

Ten years from now, I hope I will be doing: Still exploring new ideas to save the olive ridleys of the Indian Ocean (if by that time olive ridleys still exist in the Bay of Bengal).