Sea turtle rescued after being found stranded on beach in Phuket

Phuket –

A sea turtle has been rescued after being found stranded on a beach in Phuket.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reported this week that they were notified that a live sea turtle was found on the Banana Beach at the Racha Noi Island off Rawai.

The sea turtle was unable to get down into the sea water. It was taken back to the Sireetarn Marine Endangered Animals Rescue Center at Cape Panwa in Wichit.

The sea turtle is 67 centimeters long and 68 centimeters wide. It weighs 28.5 kilograms. The turtle was weak and injured, having no left front and left back flippers. The turtle also suffered from intestinal obstruction. It is now being treated at the marine center.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.