DIAMONDBACKS AT WATER'S EDGE
- The Deadly Shell Game. Williams, Wendy // Animals;May/Jun99, Vol. 132 Issue 3, p16
Deals with the vast marketing of turtles that are slaughtered and eaten in China. Beliefs of Chinese regarding wild turtles as food; Documentation on turtle marketing in China by William McCord, a turtle expert; Reason for the increasing turtle trade in Asia.
- Big help for little turtles. Prescott, Lyle; Dickinson, Townsend P. // Ranger Rick;Jul93, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p2
Looks at how diamondback terrapins often get caught up in `people trouble'--but now it's people to the rescue. Where the terrapins live; How they are clobbered by cars when they come ashore to dry land to lay their eggs; How people are helping save the turtles; How scientist Roger Wood hatched...
- Diamondback terrapin. Garber, S.D. // Focus;Spring90, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p33
Discusses the fate of the diamondback terrapin turtle. Tasty and popular; Threatened habitat; Drowned in traps; Struggle for protection.
- Raw Sea Turtle Eggs. Williams, Dinah // Slithery, Slimy, Scaly Treats;2009, p12
Chapter 5 of the book "Slithery, Slimy, Scaly Treats" is presented. It highlights the consumption of raw sea turtle eggs in Nicaragua. Sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand. The eggs look like boiled Ping-Pong balls. People eat them by making a small tear in the soft shells, add a little hot...
- Effect of a Terrapin Excluder Device on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Trap Catches. Guillory, Vincent; Prejean, Paul // Marine Fisheries Review;1998, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p38
Provides information on a study that examines the effect of a turtle excluder device (TED) in capturing diamondback terrapins in blue crab traps. Information on terrapin species; Methodology of the research; Benefits provided by TED.
- Composition of Eggs of the Diamondback Terrapin Ricklefs, Robert E.; Burger, Joanna // American Midland Naturalist;Jan1977, Vol. 97 Issue 1, p232
No abstract available.
- ASSESSMENT OF PREY AVAILABILITY FOR DIAMONDBACK TERRAPINS IN A CONNECTICUT SALT MARSH. Whitelaw, Diana M.; Zajac, Roman N. // Northeastern Naturalist;2002, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p407
Presents a study which assessed prey availability for diamondback terrapins as one measure of habitat suitability. Characteristics of the food diet and habits of terrapins; Methods and materials used; Results of the study; Discussion.
- Distribution of the Ornate Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota) in the Big Bend Region of Florida. Butler, Joseph A.; Heinrich, George L. // Southeastern Naturalist;2013, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p552
Little is known about the Ornate Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota) from the Big Bend region of Florida (Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, and Dixie counties), and only 12 museum specimens from this area are known. We surveyed for this ecologically significant coastal species from...
- Demography and viability analyses of a diamondback terrapin population. Mitro, Matthew G. // Canadian Journal of Zoology;Apr2003, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p716
The diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, is a long-lived species with special management requirements but quantitative analyses to support management are lacking. I analyzed mark-recapture data and constructed an age-classified matrix population model to determine the status and viability...