PHOTO CREDIT: S. WHEATCRAFT, 2022. PHOTO FEATURE: Georgia Minnich
The Terrapin Tally is a project created in partnership with the NC Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to help address questions about the overall population status and condition of the Diamondback Terrapin within the state.
The diamondback terrapin is listed as a species of special concern within the state and Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the NC Wildlife Action Plan.
The Terrapin Tally is structured as a community science activity that aims to take a snapshot of the diamondback terrapin population numbers in a given area by conducting kayak surveys at specified times and prescribed routes.
CCRW Board Director, Suzanne Wheatcraft, participated in the 2022 Terrapin Tally with board donor Andy Wheatcraft, and Georgia Minnich. They canoed Calico Creek in Morehead City, NC. Results will be located on the Terrapin Tally website found here.