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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Please see these links for more information on terrapins in the Coastal Bays:
 
 
 
April 17, 2016
Harrison Jackson, Maryland Coastal Bays Program

20 terrapins found dead in crab pots in Ocean City

June 22, 2016
Gino Fanelli, The Daily Times

The death of 20 terrapins found in crab pot could have been prevented

June 22, 2016
Colin Bradley, WMDT 47

On the Job: Maryland Coastal Bays Program

June 22, 2016
WMDT 47

Trapped Terps in Crab Pots Highlight Need for Turtle Excluders

June 21, 2016
Bill Mitch, WBOC

Volunteers Tag Along with Maryland Coastal Bays Program to Count Terrapins

June 3, 2016
Lauren Holloway, WBOC

47ABC joins Maryland Coastal Bays Program to conduct terrapin research

June 2, 2016
Colin Bradley, 47ABC


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