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Terrapin Station: The Diamondback Terrapin of the Saltmarsh

Event Type: Natural History Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 6/8/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
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Northern Diamondback Terrapins are native to New Jersey and inhabit the many miles of coastal salt marshes and estuaries along the Atlantic Coast and Delaware Bay. Habitat loss, illegal trapping, mortality from being drowned in crab traps, and road mortality all pose major threats to their long term survival. Come join in and learn even more about the amazing Diamond Terrapin and their survival here in the New Jersey salt marshes.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of New Jersey’s endangered and threatened wildlife and the habitats they depend on. We carry out our mission by researching and managing rare animal species, restoring habitat, educating New Jersey’s residents, and engaging volunteers in our conservation projects. Since the early 1990’s, CWF scientists and educators have helped conserve and protect a variety of at-risk species of wildlife in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the nation.
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Library: Upper Cape Library
Location: Upper Cape Library Program Room
Presenter: Conserve Wildlife Foundation