A sea turtle has been rescued after it became stuck in a fishing net on a beach in Thalang.
The head of the Sirinat National Park Mr. Sorasak Rananan told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday (July 19th) they found a sea turtle stuck in a fishing net on Nai Yang Beach in Sakoo. The sea turtle had been washed up by strong waves.
The fishing net was slowly cut and removed from the turtle. The turtle was injured on its flipper and shell. It was an Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. The turtle was 62 centimeters long.
The turtle was taken to the Phuket Marine Biological Center in Wichit for medical treatment.