Sea Turtle Rescued From Fishing Net at Beach in Thalang

Thalang –

A sea turtle has been rescued after getting stuck in a fishing net at a beach in the Thalang district.

The head of the Sirinat National Park told the Phuket Express that he was notified from a village headman in the Mai Khao sub-district about the incident. The sea turtle was found entangled in a fishing net. Locals helped to remove the fishing net from the turtle.

Wounds were found on its flippers. No microchip was found on the turtle which is a female Olive Ridley Sea Turtle measuring 51 centimeters long, 50 centimeters wide, and weighing about 20 kilograms.

The injured sea turtle was taken to the Sireetarn Marine Endangered Animals Rescue Center in Phuket.

In other recent turtle news:

A sea turtle which had lost one of its flippers has been rescued in the Tai Mueang district.


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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.