Diamondback Terrapins Receive Help in Barrington, RI

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EastBayRI.com: It was another good year for Barrington’s [RI] Diamondback terrapin population. This year, volunteers reported that 458 terrapin hatchlings were released (plus two more that survived the winter in the care of Barrington’s Amy O’Donnell). That’s an increase over the past 2 years — in 2014, approximately 400 terrapins hatched and in 2013, there were 425 hatchlings.

“Though there were quite a few unfertilized eggs, only one nest had maggots in the eggs — those are being kept for URI professor, Nancy Karraker, to attempt to identify,” stated a report on the terrapins. “Hatchlings were released from August 15 till September 6.”

 

Read more about diamondback terrapins in Rhode Island.

 

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