Large Injured Sea Turtle Rescued on Samui Island

Samui Island, Surat Thani-

A huge, injured hawksbill sea turtle has been rescued after being washed onto a beach on Samui Island.

The Koh Samui Municipality told the Phuket Express that local residents found an injured sea turtle on Ao Phang Gar Beach in Taling Ngam sub-district. The Samui District Chief Mr. Chayaphon Intarasupa went to the beach to inspect the area.

They found a hawksbill sea turtle which was 77 centimeters wide, 80 centimeters long, and weighed 70 kilograms. No microchip code was found on the turtle. A severe wound was found on its shell.

The turtle was taken to the Marine and Coastal Resources Center in the Central Gulf of Thailand at Chumphon for treatment and it will be released back into the sea.


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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.