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Latest Diamondback terrapin Stories

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2009-09-22 13:18:21

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers exploring strategies for conserving the Diamondback Terrapin along Alabama's Dauphin Island coastline are working to keep the once-celebrated turtle off the endangered species list. The Diamondback Terrapin has been a national delicacy, a source of state taxes and a casualty of commercial development and victim of new predators, but now its prospects are improved by a UAB-based turtle hatchery that may accelerate the growth of the...

2008-10-09 18:00:36

For long, long stretches, it may seem as if we never bring you any good news about the Chesapeake Bay. But we did on Sunday. True, we weren't able to report that the state reptile, the diamondback terrapin, is making a comeback. We couldn't even say that the state has come up with a terrapin management plan - the Department of Natural Resources is bringing together experts to work on such a document soon. But with commercial harvesting of the turtles suspended for more than a year now and...


Latest Diamondback terrapin Reference Libraries

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2007-02-12 21:53:31

The Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, is a species of turtle native to the brackish coastal swamps of the eastern and southern United States. They are found from as far north as Cape Cod, Massachusetts to as far south as Corpus Christi, Texas. The species is named for the diamond pattern on top of its shell, but the pattern and coloration varies greatly by species. The coloring of the shell can vary from browns to grays, and their body color can be gray, brown, yellow, or white....

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