Mitigating by-catch of diamondback terrapins in crab pots.
Habitat selection and movements of diamondback terrapins, Malaclemys terrapin, in a Maryland estuary.
The issue of crab pot-induced mortality of diamondback terrapins is easily viewed within this framework, and the current study adds to the wealth of information indicating that BRDs can effectively reduce terrapin mortality.
Crab pot-induced mortality is a major threat to the survival status of diamondback terrapins throughout their range, including Alabama (Seigel and Gibbons, 1995; Butler et al, 2006).
Mercury in follicles from two different Diamondback terrapins measured 728 ppb and 831 ppb.
Nine of 62 (14%) liver samples analyzed exceeded the 1,900 ppb consumption threshold recommended for all adults, including those of Reeve's turtles, Black marsh turtles, Diamondback terrapins, Spiny turtles, and Keeled box turtles.
Evaluating the efficiency and necessity of requiring bycatch reduction devices on pots in the peeler crab fishery: quantifying and characterizing the spatial and temporal overlap of activities between diamondback terrapins
(Malaclemys terrapin) and the commercial fishery for peeler blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus).
Fish Commission "made three plants of Atlantic marine species in our waters," introducing 120 diamondback terrapins into the San Francisco Bay "brought from without the State.
Along the East Coast, the diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin), or saltwater terrapin, was heavily collected in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, selling for as much as sixty dollars per dozen, (26) to the point where the species could no longer support the intensity of commercial harvest.
In August and September, 2002, field work on a population of northern diamondback terrapins
(Malaclemys terrapin terrapin) from the Cape May Peninsula of southernmost New Jersey resulted in the discovery of a small creek heavily used by juvenile terrapins.
Necropsy results agreed with the lack of obvious pathology or disease in diamondback terrapins that was noted in the blood and fecal specimens.
Another study of Salmonella in diamondback terrapins came to a similar conclusion (Harwood et al.
Mann (1995) suggested that diamondback terrapins in Mississippi were most common in areas with relatively few blue crab traps.
A turtle excluder device (TED) was developed by Wood(1,2) to reduce incidental capture of diamondback terrapins in blue crab traps.
frequent some of the same shallow waters along the Atlantic coast as crabs do, and they are attracted by the same fish or other bait used in crabbing.