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.