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Welcome to our project! This goal of this project is to better understand where diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) are spending their time throughout coastal Florida. Diamondback terrapin populations have been decreasing due to illegal pet trade, habitat destruction, and entrapment and subsequent drowning in crab pots. Because of these declines in population, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the diamondback terrapin as a Near Threatened species. With your help and sightings, we can better map and track populations of diamondback terrapins throughout Florida's coastal regions.

Posted on December 12, 2017 06:49 PM by hardinee hardinee | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Help us monitor diamondback terrapin populations! Five species of diamondback terrapins are found in coastal Florida in marshes, tidal creeks, and mangroves. FWC biologists are aiming to learn more about the specific populations of diamondback terrapins - and for this, we need your help! If you see a diamondback terrapin in Florida, please submit your observation to this project so that we can ...more ↓

Mini petekleinhenz created this project on December 04, 2017

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