|Presented By||North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve|
|Goal||The North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research|
|Task||Paddle designated routes within the Reserve to collect data.|
|Where||Masonboro Island Reserve, North Carolina|
This event is a fun and exciting way to spend time out on the water while contributing to scientific research. You will be helping the N.C. Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to estimate the population of Diamondback Terrapins within and around the Masonboro Island Reserve.
There is little data available about the population of terrapins in North Carolina. It is important for the Reserve to determine how many Diamondback Terrapins are remaining in the marshes and waters of the Masonboro Island Reserve. The data you provide will be used to estimate terrapin populations and can be used to compare with data from other salt marshes along the coast or to track changes to the resident population over time.
|How to Join||
To participate in the 2014 Terrapin Tally, register for a training date by contacting the Reserve office. You will be asked to select a time and paddling route when you register. Teams of two will be assigned to a specific route that will be paddled during a specific time period on the designated date. Each route will have a designated launch site, for which permission to launch has previously been obtained. Participants will receive a sign to place on their vehicle’s dashboard during parking at any privately owned site.
|Ideal Age Group||College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
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