Leatherback Sea Turtle Mother Attempts to Lay Eggs on Karon Beach 

Karon, Phuket –

A leatherback sea turtle mother attempted to lay eggs near a hotel on Karon Beach.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) was notified of the incident by a staffer at an unidentified hotel near Karon Beach on Tuesday night (July 25th).

Mr. Suthep Juealaong from the DMCR told the Phuket Express that they went to Karon Beach and found the leatherback sea turtle which weighed about 300 kilograms. The mother sea turtle was looking for a place to lay eggs. There were about three potential nests but no eggs were found inside.

It is believed that the mother leather back sea turtle will return to lay eggs again in a few days.

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.