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1 July 2014 Status of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in North Inlet–Winyah Bay, South Carolina
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Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) population dynamics in North Inlet–Winyah Bay, South Carolina, a relatively undeveloped salt marsh estuary, were determined from 6 yrs of mark–recapture data. Total terrapin abundance in 4 adjacent creeks was estimated annually at 260–360 terrapins (144–200 terrapins/km) and the mean annual survival probability for terrapins was 0.78. This study in a protected terrapin habitat will provide data for population models and comparisons with threatened populations.

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Peter King and John P. Ludlam "Status of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in North Inlet–Winyah Bay, South Carolina," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 13(1), 119-124, (1 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1042.1
Received: 21 December 2012; Accepted: 1 August 2013; Published: 1 July 2014
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