Sea Turtle Lays Eggs on Samui Island

Surat Thani-

A sea turtle mother laid eggs at a beach on Samui Island in Surat Thani.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they were notified that a trace of a sea turtle mother was found on the Thong Nhan Beach in the Maret sub-district, Samui district.

They arrived at the beach to find the Hawksbill Sea turtle mother was laying eggs.

The DMCR told the Phuket Express that the turtle has a microchip from the marine department. This mother turtle has laid her fourth nest of eggs since 2012 when she was first microchipped and has been tracked and healthy since then.

Inside the nest were an undisclosed amount of sea turtle eggs. The nest is being protected and monitored until the eggs hatch. Officials stated that the baby sea turtles should hatch in about 60 days.

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A sea turtle mother laid eggs at a beach on Samui Island in Surat Thani.

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.