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terrapin

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Subsequently, Seigel and Gibbons (1995) and Mann (1995) recommended the use of TED's in blue crab traps because of diamondback terrapin mortality.
Due to continued pressures on northern diamondback terrapins in coastal areas of New Jersey, the Department of Environmental Protection has proposed regulations to close all harvesting of the species, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
In North Carolina, Avissar (2006) found that crabbers relocated their crab pots shoreward into shallow-water areas and tidal marsh creeks to avoid damage to the pots from sea turtles attempting to remove the bait, and Grant (6) noted that capture rates of diamondback terrapin decreased with distance from shore.
In the current study, these theories were examined relative to the reproductive biology of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin pileata) inhabiting the salt marshes of Alabama.
The Texas diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin littoralis) is found in estuarine habitats along the Gulf Coast from western Louisiana to southern Texas (Carr 1952).
Other studies have concentrated on examining direct impacts of raccoons on prey species in marine coastal environments including eggs of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin Feinberg and Burke, 2003; Butler et al.
Diamondback terrapins, Malaclemys terrapin, northern map turtles, Graptemys geographica, and spotted turtles, Clemmys guttata were not expected to be seen cohabitating with large numbers of T.
Three of 18 (17%) Diamondback terrapin samples had Hg levels within or above the range recommended for no more than one meal per month, and one liver sample was above the 1,900 ppb consumption threshold.
Washington, September 23 (ANI): 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.
Along the East Coast, the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), or saltwater terrapin, was heavily collected in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, selling for as much as sixty dollars per dozen, (26) to the point where the species could no longer support the intensity of commercial harvest.
Further fieldwork is required to determine whether creeks inhabited only by juveniles are a typical characteristic of diamondback terrapin populations.