Leatherback Sea Turtle Lays Eggs on Beach in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A mother leatherback sea turtle laid eggs on a beach in the Thai Mueang district.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (January 30th) a local found a mother leatherback sea turtle laying eggs on the Tha Rai Beach in the Na Toei sub-district.

The DMCR found eggs inside the nest but the number of eggs was not released as of press time. They made a temporary fence to prevent the eggs from being bothered by other animals. The area was not affected by sea water. The DMCR stated that the baby sea turtles should hatch in about 60 days.

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.