A Fourth Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest Containing 138 Eggs Has Been Found on a Beach in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A total of 138 leatherback sea turtle eggs have been found in a fourth nest 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 sea turtle traces from a local resident at Khao Pi Lai Beach in Kok Kloi, Takua Thung district last week. They then launched a search for the nest.

Yesterday (December 18th) officials found the leatherback sea turtle nest containing a total 138 eggs with 116 of them being fertile eggs. The eggs have been relocated to a safe area nearby due to concern of damage from the weather.

A third leatherback sea turtle nest with eggs were found on a beach in Phang Nga.

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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.