Navy releases 982 turtles for HM the Queen’s birthday

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Sattahip’s Sea Turtle Conservation Center released 982 turtles into the wild in celebration of HM the Queen for her 81st birthday.

Adm. Thaweewuth Pongphipat presided over the Aug. 13 event at the Sattahip Naval Base facility attended by more than 1,000 government workers, celebrities, television actors, teachers and students.

Air and Coastal Defense Command Rear Adm. Noppadol Suphakorn, said the Royal Thai Navy wanted to celebrate Her Majesty, who recently recovered from illness and is beginning her 82nd year.

Adm. Thaweewuth Pongphipat releases the biggest of the 982 turtles set free in celebration of HM the Queen for her 81st birthday.Adm. Thaweewuth Pongphipat releases the biggest of the 982 turtles set free in celebration of HM the Queen for her 81st birthday.

To mark the occasion, the navy center released not only 982 turtles, but 82,000 fish and other small marine animals in accordance with the queen’s interest in restoring nature.