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National Park Service officials found two more hatched Hawksbill Turtle cubs.

Updated: Nov 5

National Park Service officials found two more hatched Hawksbill Turtle cubs.The mother turtles lay their eggs on the Talu island, Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province Currently, 237 baby turtles are being nursed and prepared for release into the sea, It hopes to increase the population of turtles, an animal that is in a critical state of extinction.


They patrol and monitor the hawksbill's ascent and hatching. Turtle continually Since the beginning of May 2021. The first nest found on 19th May 2021, total 130 eggs, 122 hatched, 8 bare eggs, 58 days incubation period, survival rate 94%. The second nest was found on 22th May, 2021. Total eggs were 148 eggs, a total of 115 hatched, one died while hatching, 11 air eggs and 21 undeveloped eggs. 55 days, 78% survival rate, national park officials monitor and collect data 24 hours a day.

For the "Hawksbill Turtle", the scientific name Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus, 1766) is a rare marine animal. It is classified as a protected species in accordance with the Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act B.E. 2562, according to the IUCN Red List, as critically endangered and classified in Appendix 1 of the CITES Convention ( CITES).


Information from: http://coastalradar.gistda.or.th/wp/?page=news-detail&id=26056

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