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New Leatherback turtle nest found in Phang Nga

 

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Newly laid Leatherback turtle egg in Phang Nga

 

PHUKET:-- This morning (Jan 31), officers found a Leatherback sea turtle nest in Phang Nga opposite Thai Muang Industrial Community Education College on Phet Kasem Rd, Phang Nga province.

 

Mr Haritchai Rittichuay, Chief of the Khao Lampi – Hat Thai Mueang National Park, and Mr Prarop Plangngarn, Chief of Operations Center 2 with Sirinath Marine National Park, along with other nature and environmental protection officers confirmed the find after following turtle tracks that stopped on the beach at the nest site.

 

“We found tracks but we did not found the mother who laid the eggs,” said Mr Haritchai. “Her nest was discovered around 2:30am and based on her tracks, the mother is assumed to be quite large, roughly 180cm across. After careful consideration, a decision was made to move the eggs from the nest to a safer beach on Khao Lampi located at Hat Thai Mueang National Park.” Mr Haritchai added.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/new-leatherback-turtle-nest-found-in-phang-nga-74628.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2020-01-31
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Which beach will the turtels return to to lay their eggs if they get to that stage in life? Mother turtle picked that spot for a reason. Will the eggs mostly hatch at the new location or just a few of them? Hope the Thai's know what they are doing.

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OK, this is a good thing, but a turtle laying eggs on a tropical beach shouldn't be news, it should be the norm.

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It's great but hopefully they are really serious in their conservation efforts.

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