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Diamondback Terrapins and the Terrapin Tally

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Diamondback Terrapin Turtles

Join the chapter and guest speaker, Elizabeth Pinnix, for a talk on the unique diamondback terrapin, which is listed on the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable and “facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future”. This presentation will include ways that you can help protect terrapins, including participation in the Terrapin Tally.

Elizabeth Pinnix is the Stewardship Education Specialist for the NC Coastal Reserves National Estuarine Research Reserve and is based in Wilmington, NC. She obtained her BS in Oceanography from UNC-Wilmington in 2015 and her MS in Marine Biology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale in 2017. During her time in Ft. Lauderdale, she worked with the US Geological Survey conducting benthic surveys for seagrass abundance in the Florida Keys and Port of Miami, and for Broward County conducting sea turtle nesting surveys. She began working with the Reserve in 2017 and works on various land management and species monitoring projects at 4 sites in SE NC (Masonboro Island, Zeke’s Island, Bald Head Woods, and Bird Island). She has her Six-pack captain’s license and loves to be on the water as much as possible – both for work and for fun!

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March 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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