Three Sea Turtles Rescued From Fishing Net in Thalang

Thalang –

Three sea turtles have been rescued after getting stuck in a fishing net on a beach in Cherng Talay.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were notified by a local resident that three sea turtles were found stuck in a fishing net that had washed up on Bang Tao Beach. They arrived at the scene to find three Hawksbill Sea turtles tangled in the net. They were 12.5 , 33.5 and 31 centimetres long.

The DMCR told the Phuket Express that all of them were weak due to wounds that arose from being stuck in the netting. They were taken to the Sireetarn Marine Endangered Animals Rescue Center in Wichit for further medical treatment.

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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 five 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.