With a total population of approximately 10,000, Morjim is a less populated area of North Goa and is home to the Olive ridley sea turtle and a variety of birds. The beach is a hatching and nesting habitat of this endangered turtle species, which is now barely seen because of noise and light pollution and over urbanization. The beach sees very little visitors apart from the main Russian crowd, which is mainly due to the numerous properties that they own in and around the area. However, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the north. Unlike many of the nearby beaches, Morjim has very few shacks and just a handful of hotels that offer accommodation. This makes it more of a day trip visit rather than a vacation hub for tourists. Morjim is a village that is located in North Goa, on the bank River Chapora estuary and has recently become known as Little Russia mainly because of the number of Russian expatriates living there.