Two More Recent Leatherback Sea Turtle Nests found on Phang Nga Beach

Phang Nga –

Two more, the seventh and eighth in total, recent sea turtle egg nests have been found in recently discovered nests on a beach in Phang Nga, North of Phuket.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that two leatherback sea turtles had recently laid eggs on the Baan Thung Darp Beach in the Koh Phra Thong sub-district, Kura Buri district.

Both nests are full of eggs in which the area is not affected by seawater or poor weather. Those eggs were not removed from their nests. However, the two nests are being fenced for their protection.

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.


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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.