Biology and Conservation of Diamondback Terrapins

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Erin Levesque on January 13 at 2 p.m., for “Biology and Conservation of Diamondback Terrapins”. Levesque is the new manager of the Waddell Mariculture Center and a Biologist with the Estuarine Finfish Section, SC Department of Natural Resources. This presentation will focus on the biology of these unique turtles as well as past and present challenges facing diamondback terrapin populations. A description of terrapin culture will illustrate our efforts to responsibly utilize lab-raised animals to supplement depleted populations while learning more about the biology of wild terrapins.

Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or at www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendarofevents. The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. coastaldiscovery.org.