129 Leatherback Sea Turtle Eggs Found on Phang Nga Beach

Phang Nga –

A total of 129 leatherback sea turtle eggs have been found in a nest on a beach in Phang Nga, North of Phuket.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that on Monday (January 16th) they were notified from a local that a leatherback sea turtle mother laid eggs on the Bang Kwan Beach in Kok Kloi, Takua Thung.

The DMCR officials found in total 129 leatherback sea turtle eggs in the nest in which 117 are fertile eggs. The eggs have been relocated to a safe area nearby due to concern of damage from the weather.

A total of 190 Hawksbill sea turtle eggs have been found in a 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.