Photo: Alex Roukis
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Peconic Estuary Partnership's June Citizen's Advisory Committee co-hosted by Seatuck and Dr. Russell Burke of the Jamaica Bay Terrapin Project! If you were unable to attend the workshop event, don't worry! We have the recorded Zoom meeting alongside the presentation given here for you to access and download.
Download Seatuck's "Mini Field Guide" for on-the-go surveying!
This field guide includes natural history facts, ID tips, and important contact information of wildlife rescues you can reach out to if you are witnessing a terrapin injured or in distress.
Wonder where other citizen scientists are surveying for diamondback terrrapins?
Navigate through our NEW survey site map! Click on the red dots to learn when, where, and what terrapins are doing all over Long Island.
Ready to submit terrapin sightings of your own?
Click the link or scan the QR code below!
Have all of your citizen science surveys in one place! Download the free Survey 123 mobile app from your phone providor's app store. Scan the QR code (like the one below) with your phone's camera for all of the surveys you're interested in and the app houses them all in one place!
Join the community!
Make sure to follow @LIDiamondbackTerrapinWatch on Facebook to share photos, information, and updates with other community scientists around Long Island.
It's not who's TED, it's what! A TED is an acronym for, Terrapin Excluder Device. These devices are attached to non-collapsable crab pots or traps that prevent diamondback terrapins from getting stuck inside which would normally lead to drowning. Thanks to the DEC's interactive map below, you can see where TED's must be used on Long Island.
Want to learn more about TED's?
Make sure to watch, "Save the Terrapins" by The Nature Conservancy, for an inside look into the life of a Long Island bayman who explains how he uses TED's and why.
The Diamondback Terrapin Watch is organized through the Long Island Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, a coalition of governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions working to advance Terrapin conservation.