Sea Turtle Rescued After Getting Stuck in a Net in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A green sea turtle was rescued after being stuck in a fishing net box at Surin National Park in the Khura Buri district.

Staff at the Surin National Park told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (October 24th) while they were patrolling in the national park area, they found some floating fishing equipment. Inside the net box they found a large green sea turtle. The sea turtle was rescued from the net and released back to the sea safely

The rescue teams said that green sea turtles can weigh up to 200 kilograms and reach the age of 80. Its food is seaweed and jelly fish. Sometimes, unfortunately, they eat plastic as it looks like jelly fish. When plastic is stuck in a fishing net box it can attract the turtles, thinking it was a jelly fish, it then gets stuck in the fishing net box.

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.