Dr Arpa Kamoltalapisek and Dr Purima Prommontreeand from Akkharatchakumari Veterinary (AVC) College helped Dr Pimchanok Prachamkhai, a Vet from Department of Marine and Coastal Resource (DMCR) to examine the stranded hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas). Both species are recognised as endangered animals, but people may seem familiar with a green sea turtle due to it was illustrated in the Hollywood movie “A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures”. Dr Pimchanok Prachamkhai also discussed about the cause of turtle stranding and possible research project about stranded marine animals and sea debris with Asst Prof Tuempong Wongtawan, the Head of Research Department of AVC. The Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center, at the Central Gulf of Thailand located at Chumphon province not far from AVC.
AVC teamed up with DMCR to save endangered sea turtles.