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2020 WaterWatch “The Life History and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin”

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

2020 WaterWatch Lecture Series
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
January 15–March 4, 2020 • FREE ADMISSION!
at the South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell

February 26 – The Life History and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin
Patty Levasseur, Graduate Researcher, Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay & University of Massachusetts –
A once abundant turtle species, diamondback terrapins were an important food source for the Continental
Army and later for slaves on coastal plantations dating back to the 1700s. Terrapin meat later became a
delicacy for the elite and was heavily exploited to near extinction. Today, diamondback terrapins are
listed as protected or regulated throughout their range, however they face additional threats including
habitat loss, nest depredation, road mortality and drowning in crab traps. Conservation work is being
done throughout their range to combat these threats in hopes of recovering populations of this unique turtle.

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizers

NSRWA
SSNSC

Venue

South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Phone:
781-659-2559