Maryland Coastal Bays

Terrapin Project

The Maryland Coastal Bays are home to northern diamondback terrapins, a turtle species whose population status is not well understood. Evidence of the variety of threats facing terrapins suggests that our iconic Maryland terrapin might be in trouble. With the help of citizen scientists, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program aims to create a source of information on local terrapin habits to aide scientists in the conservation of this significant and majestic species.


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MCBP Volunteer Forms

Survey Instructions

Thank you to Scott Smith, DNR for providing these

Land Survey Forms

Thank you to Diane Tulipani, VIMS, as well as Scott Smith, DNR for providing these

Boat Forms (motorized, kayak, SUP)

Thank you to Scott Smith, DNR for providing these.
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program
Coastal Bays Program