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49 baby leatherback sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga Beach

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49 baby leatherback sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga Beach – VIDEOS

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHOTOS / VIDEOS: Thon Thamrongnawasawat/ DMCR

 

49 baby leatherback sea turtle hatched on Kuek Kak Beach in Takua Pa, Phang Nga last night. 48 of them have survived and headed straight for the Andaman Sea once they got their bearings.

 

A large leatherback sea turtle had laid eggs on a beach in Phang Nga in December.

 

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that the first baby hatched at 7.05pm. 20 of them came up to the sand surface by themselves while 29 of them needed some help to make their way out.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phang-nga/49-baby-leatherback-sea-turtles-hatched-on-phang-nga-beach-videos

 

 

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Any successful hatchings is great news. The Leatherback is a species of extreme concern and is endangered throughout it's range. Any assistance protecting and helping the little critters survive is to be applauded! 

 

Great news and well done! :thumbsup:

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Now this are GREAT news, could and should have something like that everyday, thanks a million

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Soon to be renamed tempura turtles,som tam turtles .sorry but i have no hope for them in the sea of Thailand.

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11 minutes ago, happy chappie said:

Soon to be renamed tempura turtles,som tam turtles .sorry but i have no hope for them in the sea of Thailand.

don't be so pessimist, never thought they would close maya bay to protect the sharks and they did close it....when there is life there is hope, we have to be patient

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11 hours ago, Mavideol said:

don't be so pessimist, never thought they would close maya bay to protect the sharks and they did close it....when there is life there is hope, we have to be patient

Being optimistic goes against the grain here in Thailand.i would love to think half of these creatures made it to maturity but.....

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12 hours ago, happy chappie said:

Being optimistic goes against the grain here in Thailand.i would love to think half of these creatures made it to maturity but.....

that makes 2 of us

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