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.