44 baby leatherback sea turtles headed to sea in Phang Nga – VIDEO


A third group of baby leatherback sea turtles have now hatched on Kuekkak Beach and headed out to sea for their new life off the Takua Pa district in Phang Nga.

A first batch of 48 baby leatherback sea turtles survived and headed straight for the Andaman Sea once they got their bearings on Kuek Kak Beach in Takua Pa last month.

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A second batch, 35 new hatchling leatherback turtles, reluctant to leave their nests on Phang Nga’s Ta Sai Beach, were given a helping hand to find their way to the sea last month. Officials in that case helped gently dig the little turtles out of the sand to set them on their way.

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Marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat yesterday reported the third batch of 44 baby leatherback sea turtles have now successfully buried their way out of the sand and made their way to the waters off Kuekkak Beach in Takua Pa, Phang Nga on Saturday.


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