Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Sea turtle found tangled in discarded fishing net in Phuket needs flipper amputated

Sea turtle found tangled in discarded fishing net in Phuket needs flipper amputated

PHUKET: A sea turtle which was found caught in a discarded fishing net off Nai Yang Beach yesterday morning will have to have its right leg amputated due to the severity of its wound and official from the Phuket Marine Biology Centre has confirmed today.

animalsaccidentsenvironmentpollutionmarine
By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Friday 9 June 2017, 09:55AM


At 10am yesterday (June 8), beachgoer Mr Chanyut Butkrim, 27, was alerted of the stranded sea turtle by a Russian tourist so immediately went to help the stranded animal and managed to safely bring it to shore.

Mr Chanyut said, “The turtle had its front right flipper stuck in a fishing net so I called officials from the Phuket Marine Biology Centre (PMBC) to come and assist.
“While we were waiting for officials to arrive we tried to help the turtle.

“When I first tried to cut the fishing net I couldn’t, so I grabbed a glass bottle from nearby, broke it and then used a piece to cut the net. This took us two hours.

“The turtle had a wound where its leg had been caught,” Mr Chanyut added.

Director of the PMBC Dr Kongkiet Kittiwattanwong told The Phuket News today (June 9), “I received information about the turtle yesterday afternoon and confirm it is an Olive Ridley and between 15-20 years of age. I’m not sure of its gender just yet.

“The turtle has a very serious injury, the wound on its front right flipper is right down to its bone and the flesh around the wound is dead.

“We have given the turtle medicine, and the next step is to operate, we will have to amputate its flipper,” he said.

“After the operation we will have to take care of the turtle for about a year before we decide what can happen to it,” he added.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Powerful motorcycles to face tougher regulations

What a joke !!! Try improving your stupid & what appear to non existent helmet laws in the first...(Read More)


Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years

Long Live The Japanese Whaling Industry ! Greens Cost Jobs & The Only True Wilderness is Betwe...(Read More)


Police begin hunt for foreign man over attacking dog

Agree this is not on. The poor animal can't be blamed for doing what comes naturally. But the pu...(Read More)


Police begin hunt for foreign man over attacking dog

freaking out people running around angry with long knife or any other weapon should not be accepted....(Read More)


Police begin hunt for foreign man over attacking dog

I would like to volunteer,-giving this deranged POS exactly the same treatment !...(Read More)


Running Empty: Water officials to splash B277mn on private sources as reservoirs fail to fill

A lot of water contract talks ( including 30% arrangements?). However, that will not grand Phuket wa...(Read More)


Running Empty: Water officials to splash B277mn on private sources as reservoirs fail to fill

Bang Wad water reservoir is ready for making it a beginners drive for golf players. The grass just n...(Read More)


PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Second Phuket water crisis? ’Peace walk’ monk returns! Dangerously sweet! || July 12

No, not a second water crisis. Phuket still remains in it's 'first' water crisis, as not...(Read More)


Surin Beach’s temporary lifeguards on hold until further notice

This article shows plainly that as long Cherng Talay Tambon Administration not gets a good Chief/May...(Read More)


After Phuket student killed by electrocution, officials assure public park areas are safe

The PEA always insist that the neutral wire be earthed at the breaker, that way any leakage will tri...(Read More)