Sea Turtle Rescued After Getting Stuck in Fishing Net on Phuket Beach

Phuket –

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.

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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.