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Olive ridley turtles hatch at Mai Khao, first in 20 years


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Photo: Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2

 

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Eight hatchlings from the first olive ridley turtle nest known to be laid on Mai Khao Beach in 20 years have hatched and been released to the sea.

 

The nest, found on Feb 19, contained 131 eggs intact and one egg that had already cracked open. The nest was too close to the water, so officers moved the eggs to be so they could be protected and remain undisturbed to hatch naturally.

 

Prarop Plangngarn, Chief of Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2, reported that last night (Apr 7) officers monitoring the nest saw the sand above the nest sink a little, indicating that the eggs were about to hatch. 

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/olive-ridley-turtles-hatch-at-mai-khao-first-in-20-years-79618.php

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2021-04-09
 
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On 4/9/2021 at 4:56 AM, Damrongsak said:

132 eggs, Ouch, that has to hurt.  Great to hear that other life is returning aside from tourists on the beach .

The ratio of egg size to body size of mama turtles 🐢 is much different than our species' baby 👶 mamas.

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