Phuket Sea Turtle Found Dead with Plastic Inside


A sea turtle was discovered dead on a beach in Thalang, Phuket. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) received a notification about the sad incident from a hotel staffer at Surin Beach in Cherng Talay on Wednesday, June 5th.

Upon arrival, they found a male green turtle measuring 48.5 centimeters in length, 47 centimeters in width, and weighing seven kilograms. Despite no external wounds, the turtle had begun to decompose.

An autopsy revealed plastic inside the turtle’s intestines, which is believed to be the cause of its death. This unfortunate incident highlights the ongoing issue of marine pollution.

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.