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A veterinarian helps a baby turtle stranded in Ban Amphur's beach, checking the source

On September 8th, 2022, The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources by Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center, Eastern Gulf of Thailand. Received notification from Marine and Coastal Resources Office No.2 (Chonburi) in case a baby sea turtle was found washed by waves along with a garbage raft. Stranded on the beach of Ban Amphoe, Sattahip District, Chonburi Province to bring for treatment and recuperated at the Sea Turtle Hospital, the Navy. Initial examination results after a veterinarian at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center The Joint Navy inspected 11 baby turtles Eretmochelys imbricata.

And the carcass of 1 Chelonia mydas baby turtle, with an average carapace size of 4 cm, weight 10-27 g, gender unknown from the size, age can be estimated that it is in the age of 4 newborns, the umbilical cord under the carapace is not closed and the age is 1 month 7 of them have the umbilical cord under the carapace completely sealed in general, can swim can lift their head to breathe by themselves No injuries were found on the body a small number of barnacles However, if a baby sea turtle is found attached to the garbage pile and blows into Na Jomtien beach The baby turtles are thought to have been carried from the spawning grounds. Beach area of ​​Koh Kram or Koh Larn, Chonburi Province This is an area where turtles have been reported to lay eggs by the behaviour of the baby sea turtles when hatched from the eggs. The early life of the sea would drift along the currents and still unable to dive which may come and hide in the garbage patch or aquatic plants as found in this time.

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