Twenty-Nine Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles Hatch on Phang Nga Beach

Phang Nga –

Twenty-nine baby leatherback sea turtles hatched on a beach and headed 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 29 baby leatherback sea turtles hatched from a nest on the Tha Rai Beach.

The baby turtles then rushed to their new home in the sea.

However, 35 of the eggs in the clutch did not hatch and two baby sea turtles were sadly found dead in the nest. The mother leatherback sea turtle had laid her eggs in January earlier this year.

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.