Sixth Recent Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest Containing 131 Eggs Found in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A total of 131 leatherback sea turtle eggs have been found in a sixth recently discovered nest on a beach in Phang Nga, North of Phuket.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express today, (January 3rd), that a leather back sea turtle had laid eggs on the Na Klua Beach in Kok Kloi, Takua Thung.

Officials found the leatherback sea turtle nest containing a total of 131 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 total of 148 leatherback sea turtle eggs have been found in a fifth recently discovered nest on the same beach last month.

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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.