Leatherback Sea Turtle Lays Eggs on Beach in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A leatherback sea turtle laid eggs on a beach in the Takua Pa district.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) was notified from the Koh Kor Khao village head man Mr. Sanae Churat that yesterday (January 31st) local residents found traces of a sea turtle mother on the Sunset Beach.

DMCR officials and staff arrived on the beach to find the sea turtle nest and discovered that they were leatherback sea turtle eggs. The nest was full of eggs and the area was not affected by seawater or poor weather.

Therefore, the eggs were not removed from their nests. However, the nest is being fenced for the egg’s protection.

Locals on Koh Kor Khao are very happy as this is the first nest found of leather back sea turtles in two years in Koh Kor Khao village. The last time leatherback sea turtle eggs were found at the village was in 2021. Additionally, all the eggs last time were not fertile eggs.

Local residents are eagerly waiting to see the baby sea turtles.

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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.