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Phang Nga welcomes green sea turtle eggs for 4th time this year


A green sea turtle showed up in the early hours of Monday to lay eggs at a beach in Phang Nga’s Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Muang National Park.

This is the fourth clutch of eggs laid on the beach this nesting season.

 

The eggs were laid some 800 metres from the national park office, national park chief Suwanna Sa-ard said.

Phang Nga welcomes green sea turtle eggs for 4th time this year

She added that the turtle had laid the eggs just after midnight before returning to the sea an hour later. The turtle’s shell measured at 108 centimetres in length and 97cm in width, she said.

Phang Nga welcomes green sea turtle eggs for 4th time this year

“Since the eggs will be in danger due to natural disasters, national park officials have moved them to a hole in front of the national park office,” she said, adding that of the 110 eggs laid, 106 had been fertilised, three were broken and one remained unfertilised.

Phang Nga welcomes green sea turtle eggs for 4th time this year

She added that the national park has assigned officials to ensure the eggs are safe and can hatch in the next 50 to 60 days.

Phang Nga welcomes green sea turtle eggs for 4th time this year Phang Nga welcomes green sea turtle eggs for 4th time this year

Published : March 15, 2022

By : THE NATION