78 Baby Sea Turtles Hatch and Head into the Sea in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

Seventy-eight baby leatherback sea turtles have successfully hatched and headed into the sea in the Takua Thung district.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express a mother leatherback sea turtle laid eggs on January 16th, 2023, on the Bang Kwan Beach in the Kok Kloi sub-district.

This week 78 baby leatherback sea turtles successfully hatched from their eggs. The baby turtles then headed back to their home in the sea. Twenty – three eggs have not hatched. Thirteen of the baby turtles sadly died after hatching.

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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 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.