Slow and steady: Sea turtles mount a long-term recovery

In 2018, something extraordinary happened in Phuket, Thailand. For the first time in five years, a leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crept onto a local beach, dug a nest in the sand, and laid 118 tiny white eggs. Not long after that, two more nests appeared.

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Last updated on 25 May 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Thailand
Region: 
Asia
South-East Asia
Threats: 
Diseases
Human Disturbance
Species: 
Dermochelys coriacea
Species group: 
Reptiles