In this 44 min. video presentation, I share my MS thesis research on hatchling diamondback terrapins. I conducted this research in Rhode Island with Dr. Nancy Karraker, Dr. Scott Buchanan, and the community-scientist co-leaders of the Terrapin Conservation Project: Pete McCalmont, Madeleine Linck, and Kathryn Beauchamp.
Dr. David Gregg from the Rhode Island Natural History Survey kindly introduces me before I dive into some background on these remarkable (and rare) salt marsh turtles and an explanation of my research methods and results. The presentation ends with a discussion of what my research means for terrapin conservation and some management recommendations to continue protecting terrapins and their coastal upland habitats.