Sea Turtle Lays 78 Eggs on Island in Phang Nga

Phang Nga –

A mother sea turtle laid 78 eggs on an island in Phang Nga.

The head of the Similan National Park Mr. Dome Jansuwan told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were patrolling on the Meang Island in the national Park area. They found a trace of a mother sea turtle on the beach with the nest. Inside the nest they found in total 78 sea turtle eggs.

The eggs were relocated to a safer area on the beach where sea water could not reach the nest. The park officials stated that the baby sea turtles should hatch in about 60 days.

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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.