Diamonds in the Marsh

Diamonds in the Marsh

A Natural History of the Diamondback Terrapin

Book - 2006
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She's the mascot for the University of Maryland's sports teams (theirslogan: Fear the Turtle) and her ancestors were nearly driven toextinction by Victorians who indulged in turtle soup. But, as she buriesherself in the mud every night to sleep, the diamondback terrapinknows none of this. The size of a dinner plate, she can live at leastforty years and is the only turtle in North America who can live inbrackish and salty waters. The diamondback terrapin is named for thebeautiful concentric rings on its shell. Its habitat ranges from Cape Codto Corpus Christi, Texas, with seven subspecies identified along theAtlantic and Gulf coasts.
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, c2006.
ISBN: 9781584655367
Characteristics: xii, 219 p., [12] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.


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