Phang Nga –
A leatherback sea turtle laid 125 eggs on a beach in the Thai Mueang district.
The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that on Monday (December 18th) they were notified from local residents in Baan Bor Kuan, Na Tei about the turtle. The marine workers found traces of a sea turtle laying eggs on the Tha Sai Beach.
The DMCR eventually found the leatherback sea turtle nest with 125 eggs. Of those, 91 are fertile eggs. The nest is being temporarily surrounded with a net to prevent other animals or people from damaging the eggs.
The DMCR officials stated that in about 60 days that baby leatherback sea turtles will hatch.