73 Baby Sea Turtles Hatch and Head Back to Sea in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

Seventy-three baby leatherback sea turtles have successfully hatched and headed into the sea in Phang Nga, north of Phuket.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) report that after midnight (February 2nd) 73 baby leatherback sea turtles successfully hatched from their eggs. The baby turtles then headed back to their home in the sea.

Twenty-five more of the baby turtles were taken back for treatment as they were still weak and unable to go return to the sea. Sixteen eggs have not hatched and five of the baby turtles died after hatching.

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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.