First turtle egg to hatch on Racha Island in 10 years breaks through

PUBLISHED ON FRI, SEP 8, 2017 6:02 PM

First turtle egg to hatch on Racha Island in 10 years breaks through

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The first known turtle to hatch on Koh Racha Island, south of Phuket, in the past 10 years broke through its shell at about 2am today (Sept 8). Photo: Health Reefs Club

 

PHUKET: -- The first known turtle to hatch on Koh Racha Island, south of Phuket, in 10 years broke through its shell at about 2am today (Sept 8), raising hopes of a return of turtles to Phuket and the surrounding islands.

 

The breakthrough hatching was reported by “Nattawut” and “Thanya chit-aree” on the “healthy Reefs” Line Group.

 

“The first turtle from the eggs arrived at 2am today – 57 days after the nest was found,” they posted.

 

Source: https://www.thephuketnews.com/first-turtle-egg-to-hatch-on-racha-island-in-10-years-breaks-through-63803.php

 
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