At Least 67 Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles Hatched on Phang Nga Beach

Phang Nga –

At least 67 baby leatherback sea turtles hatched on a beach and went back into the sea in the Thai Mueang district.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that over the past weekend at least 67 baby leatherback sea turtles hatched from a nest on a beach in the Khao Lampi Hat Thai Mueang National Park area. The baby turtles rushed to their new home in the sea. The mother leatherback sea turtle had laid eggs 58 days ago.

The DMCR said their mother was tragically found dead after being entangled in a fishing net around the turtle which the park officials believe is the cause of death.


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.

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.