BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


More baby turtles hatch in Thai Muang

More baby turtles hatch in Thai Muang

PHUKET: Following the first turtle nest of the season hatching at Thai Muang Beach on Sunday, a further 49 eggs hatched on Tuesday night (Jan 21) from a second nest laid on Bor Dan Beach, also in Thai Muang, Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, Chief of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC), has confirmed.

animalsmarineenvironmentnatural-resources
By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Thursday 23 January 2020, 05:15PM


The baby turtles hatched from a nest of 101 eggs laid on the beach on Nov 27. The eggs were not moved, they were left in place on the beach with officers assigned to watch over them.

Officers from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) reported that the first six turtles hatched between 7:30pm and 8:45pm.

After that DMCR officials kept watch over them until the last baby turtle to hatch on Tuesday night broke through its shell and headed across the sand to the sea at about 11:30pm.

PMBC Chief Mr Kongkiat explained that 28 of the hatchlings were very weak and taken into care by the PMBC to be nursed until they are strong enough to be released to the sea.

“We need to take care of them until their health recovers and for their shells to fully form. This will take about one to two days,” Mr Kongkiat explained.

“They will be closely watched over by PMBC experts. We will release them to the sea at the proper time,” he said.

However, Mr Kongkiat added that three of the hatchlings on Tuesday night failed to survive, and the remaining 21 eggs were infertile.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket beaches closed as foreigner rescued from storm surf

Don't risk your own life for somebody to want's to commit suicide ! Horst...(Read More)


Last two bodies from Samui ferry sinking retrieved

Kurt, instead of asking on here, why don't you try to google it ? It's simple ! I did it and...(Read More)


Still Hungry: Thousands in Phuket remain in need of food donations as government efforts stall

@ BigA, I had high tries safely removed by OrBor Tor. They come with a truck, with a crane on it. Ta...(Read More)


UK exempts Thais from quarantine

@shwe No problem to get a flight to GB. Etihad /Emirates among others are flying to London etc....(Read More)


Amlo petitioned to investigate alleged protest moneymen

It can't get any better if one serial complainer on here start to complain about another Thai s...(Read More)


Amlo petitioned to investigate alleged protest moneymen

The today demonstration was initiated by students, but as we can see live on NationTV, young and ol...(Read More)


UK exempts Thais from quarantine

all they need now will be flights to get there...(Read More)


Still Hungry: Thousands in Phuket remain in need of food donations as government efforts stall

Strange,I been looking for somebody to cut a dead coconut tree and all I get is after the rain/wind ...(Read More)


Last two bodies from Samui ferry sinking retrieved

How did everything go with the salvage of the Raya 4 ferry and her cargo? It supposed to start 28 Au...(Read More)


Prosecutors to indict ’Boss’ on cocaine, reckless driving charges

And the whole farce starts all over again... well, we live in hope it doesn't.....(Read More)