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A huge leatherback sea turtle that was found dead entangled in a fishing net on a beach in the Thai Mueang district was found with 136 unlaid eggs inside.
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An autopsy was conducted by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) on the leatherback sea turtle. The cause of death was drowning because it had become entangled in a fishing net. Its lungs were severely damaged.
They found 136 eggs inside the mother turtle’s ovaries. The DMCR said that this is an important loss for the marine species. The leatherback sea turtle is at risk of extinction and is listed as a protected animal in Thailand.