The sea turtle preservation project was recently activated after the male sea turtles’ numbers were found to have dramatically decreased. There is an imbalance between numbers of male and female sea turtles and the tracking device was fitted in order to follow and study their lives and movements.
Bar owners are saying there is also a shortage of male customers, although the two situations are likely not related.
The project was recently conducted with the cooperation of Captain Montree Chuengmun-khong, Director of Coastal Defense Department at the Sattahip Naval Base, and Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong of the Fishing Academy of Coastal Resources Development Institute, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and Mr. Somchai Mananansab of the Fishing Academy 8 in the Eastern Thai Bay Sea and Coastal Research Development, Rayong’s Glang District.
A satellite detection device, GPS Code 27566, was fitted onto the male sea turtle’s shell before it was released back to the sea.
Dr. Kongkiat revealed that this was
Another objective was to prepare for any changes that might occur in the future in light of current unstable climactic conditions resulting from global warming.
Captain Montree Chuengmun-khong said that the satellite detective devices were supported and provided by
An additional 778 baby sea turtles will be released at the
Admiral Chakkrachai Phucharoenyod, Commander of Coastal Defense, said that due to the global warming situation, turtle genders have appeared to be affected as more females are born in high temperatures and males in low temperatures.
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