Sea turtle has laid eggs on Nai Thon Beach after ten years

A sea turtle laid a clutch of eggs at Nai Thon Beach yesterday (August 19).

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) reported that a one metre green turtle laid eggs on Nai Thon Beach in front of Trisara Hotel. Four more nests have also been found near but no eggs have been laid over the weekend.

The eggs haven’t been moved as officials want the eggs to be hatched in a natural environment, in their own time. The hotel has been asked to move beach chairs away from the area in order to allow the turtle come up onto the beach to lay more eggs. The hotel has also been asked not to spotlight the beach and avoid night activity on the beach. DMCR officials are taking care of the eggs on the beach and keeping in touch with the hotel.

DMCR information indicates that 2008 was the last year that a turtle was found laying eggs on Nai Thon Beach. In 2008, hundreds of baby turtles were hatched on the beach from three nests.

Sea turtle has laid eggs on Nai Thon Beach after ten years | News by Thaiger

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