Phang Nga –
A sea turtle was found dead caught up in some fishing nets on a beach in Phang Nga.
The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that this week they were notified by locals that a dead sea turtle had been found on a beach in the Thai Mueang district.
They arrived at the beach to find a dead Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. It was 49 centimeters wide and 65 centimeters long. Its gender and cause of death couldn’t be discerned because of the severe degree of decomposition. A fishing net was found on the dead turtle. Later, the dead sea turtle was buried on the beach.
The DMCR officials told the Phuket Express that the number of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles in Thailand has been decreasing because they usually find their food near to the coast and beaches but they have had troubles with this recently. The number of them laying eggs is very low as well.