Turtle Rescued on Phuket Beach

Phuket –

A sea turtle has been rescued on a beach in Thalang.

Staff at the Sirinat National Park were notified by Mr. Suppachock Eakkasai and Mr. Sawanon Promchai that they had found a sea turtle on the Nai Thon Beach.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) arrived at the beach to find the female Olive Ridley sea turtle, aged around 10 years old. Its front flipper was missing but it had no other wounds. No oil residue was found inside the turtle’s mouth. The turtle was 63 centimeters long and 60 centimeters wide.

The sea turtle was taken to the Sireetarn Marine Endangered Animals Rescue Center for further medical treatment.

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.