Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


One dead, two injured sea turtles found washed up on Phuket beach

One dead, two injured sea turtles found washed up on Phuket beach

PHUKET: One dead sea turtle and two injured sea turtles were found washed up on Mai Khao Beach yesterday (Sept 13).

animalsdeathhealthmarineweatherenvironmentpollution
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 14 September 2018, 03:21PM


The one dead sea turtle discovered yesterday now brings the total number of dead sea turtles found on Phuket beaches in September alone to six while the number of dead found so far in 2018 is 11. Photo: Sirinat National Park

The one dead sea turtle discovered yesterday now brings the total number of dead sea turtles found on Phuket beaches in September alone to six while the number of dead found so far in 2018 is 11. Photo: Sirinat National Park

The one dead sea turtle discovered yesterday now brings the total number of dead sea turtles found on Phuket beaches in September alone to six while the number of dead found so far in 2018 is 11.

Officials believe that discarded fishing nets are to blame.

Prarop Plangngarn, Chief of the Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2, confirmed that the sea turtles discovered at Mai Khao Beach yesterday were two injured Olive Ridleys and a dead Hawksbill which weighed between 45-50 kilograms.

The two injured Olive Ridleys are now in the care of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre.

Mr Prarop then went on to explain that six dead sea turtles have been found on Puket beaches in September and 11 since the beginning of the year.

“We believe that the sea turtles are in the area looking for food or perhaps even wanting to get to the beach to lay their eggs but are getting caught in discarded fishing nets.

“We must emphasise to fishermen not to discard their old nets in the sea,” Mr Prarop said.

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 tour bus operators’ crisis deepens amid virus fallout

" I not drink alcohol" Oh,that's weird given the fact you commented the following on a...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: They kill children

Absolutely spot on article, now if only those "in charge" would take note, not much chance...(Read More)


Phuket tour bus operators’ crisis deepens amid virus fallout

better still, dont have a comment section. ...(Read More)


Mains water supply outage to affect Kathu

How can it possibly be unrealistic? Why bother with just Phuket. It's not the centre of the univ...(Read More)


Mains water supply outage to affect Kathu

@Rorri " Stick to what this is about" I thought it is an article about works are carried ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: They kill children

How many more? I agree that the only way things may change is when victims and their families sue ca...(Read More)


Phuket jungle camp cleared of baby elephant abuse allegations

Poor baby belongs with her mother so cruel to see I would never visit any place where you ride eleph...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: They kill children

This was a very good article and Yes,they kill children every day. Every body can see outside every ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: They kill children

"For some reason officials in Phuket have failed to understand that with such consistent failur...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: They kill children

Suing the Thai government??? Yeah right. Good luck with that! In the meantime, I'm watching pigs...(Read More)