Leatherback Sea Turtle Lays 118 Eggs on Beach in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A leatherback sea turtle laid 118 eggs on a beach in the Tai Mueang district.

The Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park staffers told the Phuket Express that on Friday (December 8th) they found a sea turtle nest on a beach in the national park area.

In total 118 leatherback sea turtle eggs were found inside the nest. Of those, 84 are fertile eggs.

The eggs were relocated to a safer area on the beach where sea water could not reach the nest.

It is believed that in about 60 days that baby leatherback sea turtles will hatch, or about February of next year, 2024.

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.