The beautiful coastline of Visakhapatnam, the future smart city, is currently trapped in heavy pollution with poisonous chemical effluents from industries pouring into the sea. As a result the sea waters along the coast turned out to be a nightmare for the marine animals, tourists and families living nearby. Further, trapped in the poisonous chemicals in the sea are the rare species of tortoises. The dead creatures were getting thrown by the strong sea currents to the shore and the beach visitors were finding it difficult to stand the foil smell emanating from the dead animals.
The rare species Olive Ridley lay eggs twice in a year on the shore and return to sea. But they are dying in the sea due to poisonous chemicals. Experts warned that it was a great danger. Olive tortoise plays a key role in seafood chain. Under supervision of Amala, 5000 Olive tortoises were released into the sea. Environmentalists appealed to all concerned to save the sea shore from the pollution which was posing a threat to the sea animals and citizens as well.