Navy releases 989 turtles for Father’s Day

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The Royal Thai Navy replenished the seas to honor HM the King for his 88th birthday by releasing 989 turtles into the wild.

Navy commander Adm. Na Areenij presided over the Nov. 30 ceremony on the beach at the Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Sattahip with military personnel, civil servants, government officials, local business leaders and students in attendance.

Among the 989 green and hawksbill turtles set free was a 15-year-old breeder. In addition, 89,000 deep-sea animals were released.

Among the 989 green and hawksbill turtles set free was a 15-year-old breeder.Among the 989 green and hawksbill turtles set free was a 15-year-old breeder.

The day also included an exhibition to honor His Majesty from schoolchildren in the Sattahip area. In attendance were television celebrities and musical artists from the R Siam label.

Na said the annual turtle release is a way to show respect for the King and make merit for Father’s Day.