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Large leatherback turtle lays eggs on Thai Mueang Beach

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The turtle laid 104 eggs, of which 85 were were believed to be fertile and taken into care for hatching. Photo: DMCR

 

PHUKET: A leatherback sea turtle measuring nearly two metres long was found laying eggs on Thai Mueang Beach, north of Phuket in Phang Nga province,

 

Officers from Khao Lampi - Hat Thai Mueang National Park were called to the beach at 5:40pm after the mother leatherback was spotted nesting on the sand, explained Park Chief Mongkol Liwwiriyakul.

 

“It’s a rare occurrence. I have no idea why this turtle choose to nest while it was still daylight,” Chief Mongkol told The Phuket News.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/large-leatherback-turtle-lays-eggs-on-thai-mueang-beach-73669.php#xlCzlqG5ERVJu2vG.99

 

 
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Wonder if they have all been cooked and eaten by now.

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I hope the eggs have been collected by qualified animal rescue personnel so they have a good chance of hatching and returning to the sea....

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