Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Diamondback Terrapins

Florida has five subspecies of the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), three of which occur only in Florida. The diamondback terrapin is a coastal turtle species found statewide in coastal marshes, tidal creeks, mangroves and other brackish and estuarine habitats. Learn about recent research and find publications on past studies of this species.



Recent Research

This research project will help researchers determine how to prevent diamondback terrapins from being captured in crab traps.

Publications

Publications of research conducted or funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.


FWC Facts:
Along the Florida coast from 1990 to 2011, sea turtles annually made between 51,000 and 93,000 nests.

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