tengoku
tengoku
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


More turtle eggs laid north of Phuket

PHUKET: The head of Khao Lampi - Hat Thai Mueang National Park, Suwanna Sa-ad, confirmed yesterday (Mar 14) that a green sea turtle had laid over 100 eggs at the beach just north of the national park.

animalsenvironmentmarinewildlife
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 15 March 2022, 03:32PM


A delighted Khun Suwanna stated that it is the fourth time green turtle has nested and laid her eggs in the Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park area this year. Such such cases include a total of 75 eggs hatching there in January, and 65 in February.

National Park patrol officers had initially seen the turtle come ashore around 12:20am yesterday and subsequently informed the park chief, Khun Suwanna.

The beach where the park officials witnessed the turtle come ashore and subsequently nest was in the north area of the national park, about 800 metres from the park office, with UTM coordinates WGS84 415621E 933910N given to mark the precise location.

The turtle covered the pit in her nest after she had finished laying the eggs and then returned to the sea around 1:22 am, officials said.

Devas Lounge

They added that they managed to measure the mother turtle and she possessed a body length of 108cm and a body width of 97cm.

After checking the eggs in the pit officials confirmed that 106 healthy eggs had been deposited.

All the eggs were moved to a safe area nerear the park office to mitigate any threat from predators or natural disasters and an officer has been appointed to manitain watch, officials confirmed.

“We expect the eggs will take between 50-60 days to hatch,” a park official stated.

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

ambapani | 15 March 2022 - 15:57:35

phucket best place

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Helicopter to join search for German tourist

JohnC@ very insensitive comment especially as she has now been safe Thai’s are very caring towards...(Read More)


Missing German tourist found safe

Fantastic news pleased for the family, if she is an Alzheimer’s sufferer as has been reported they...(Read More)


Ukrainians arrested in Phuket, face extradition for offences in US

This cannot be real. Western MSM is saying all Ukrainians are angels. There must be some mistake...(Read More)


Missing German tourist found safe

What did she eat and drink for a week?...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration seeks expat volunteers

@DeKaaskopp. What you said is the same as what was said about slaves....(Read More)


Helicopter to join search for German tourist

@JohnC No need to doubt anymore. Hope you can sleep better now....(Read More)


Violence clouds Jerusalem funeral of Al Jazeera journalist

Somehow Israel must have a "carte blanche" to do whatever they want. Annexation of land an...(Read More)


Pandemic, or Endemic Epidemic? It’s all Academic!

Great article! Really a to the point comment. A fine enlighting how Thai softening their wrong doing...(Read More)


Female students face police over vicious attack on 11-year-old

Too many feral children here without parental control. Be it fights, riding crazy on motorbikes or j...(Read More)