118 leatherback turtle eggs found on Phang Nga Beach

Phang Nga –

In total, 118 leatherback sea turtle eggs were found on a beach in Phang Nga, north of Phuket.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the eggs from a local resident in Khao Pilai in Kokkloi sub-district, Takua Thung district. Traces of sea turtles were found on the Bang Khwan Beach yesterday (November 17th).

Officers from the DMCR arrived at the beach. It took about 20 minutes digging the sand 78 centimeters deep before discovering the leatherback sea turtle eggs. In total, 118 eggs were found. 106 of them are fertile eggs.

The eggs have been relocated to a safe area nearby due to concern of damage from weather. It is believed that the baby sea turtles will be hatched within 60 days.


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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.