Huge Leatherback Sea Turtle Found Dead in a Fishing Net on a Beach in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A massive leatherback sea turtle was found dead entangled in a fishing net on a beach in the Thai Mueang district.

The head of the Khao Lampi Hat Thai Mueang National Park, Mr. Prarop Plaengngam, told the Phuket Express that on Monday (January 22nd) they were notified from a local resident that a sea turtle was found dead on a beach in the national park area.

They went to the beach to find the large female leatherback sea turtle. She was 181 centimeters long and the turtle has started to decompose. A fishing net was found entangled around the turtle which the park officials believe is the cause of death.

The leatherback sea turtle is at risk of extinction and is listed as a protected animals in Thailand.

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.