Carolina Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin centrata)

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - October 2004

Female - one of several terrapins captured by seining tidal creeks in salt marsh

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - October 2004

Female - one of several terrapins captured by seining tidal creeks in salt marsh

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - May 2003

Male - one of several terrapins captured by seining tidal creeks in salt marsh

Note worn marks on the shell edge, this turtle was origionally marked in the same creek by J. W. Gibbons in the mid 1980's

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - May 2003

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - May 2003

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - October 2004
Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - October 2004

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - October 2004

Male - one of several terrapins captured by seining tidal creeks in salt marsh

This turtle was is the oldest turtle yet recaptured in the Kiawah terrapin study. It was origionally captured by J. W. Gibbons in 1983, the first year of terrapin sampling. It has grown 1 mm in 21 years

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - October 2004

melanistic male swimming in a tidal creek

Kiawah Island, Charleston Co., South Carolina - May 2003

Seining for terrapins in the salt marsh


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