Forty Two Baby Sea Turtles Hatch and Head into Sea in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

Forty-two baby leatherback sea turtles have successfully hatched and headed into the sea in the Tai Mueang district.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express on Saturday in the early morning (March 25th) that they found traces of baby leatherback sea turtles that hatched from a nest in the Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park.

In total 42 baby leatherback sea turtles successfully hatched and headed back into the sea. Three baby turtles sadly died after they hatched.

Thirty-three eggs did not hatch.


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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.