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Diamondback Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin

Description:

Female diamondback terrapin that was captured in order to induce egg laying. This is part of a program to help the population increase. The eggs are incubated and hatched then released back to this location the following summer. This particular female had already been tagged meaning she has contributed to this program in the past.

Notes:

From my time taking a class on the biology and conservation of marine turtles at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.


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4 Comments

TanyaGuiler
TanyaGuiler 7 years ago

I've never seen one before, thank you for posting!

Andrew Gruber
Andrew Gruber 7 years ago

Nice picture!

p.young713
p.young713 7 years ago

Great shot!!

misako
misako 7 years ago

cute!

Alabama, USA

Lat: 30.35, Long: -88.14

Spotted on May 19, 2010
Submitted on Sep 22, 2011

Spotted for mission

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