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Eastern Florida Diamond-backed Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin tequesta)

Created: January 28th, 2007 - 08:59 PM
Last Modified: June 21st, 2014 - 10:14 AM
Entered by: Kyle Loucks
Record 1367
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
County:
Brevard County
Time:
2005-07-11 09:30:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
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Method:
Visual encounter
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Sky Conditions:
Cloudy
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Notes

Observed from a pontoon boat at the Thousands Islands area of the Bananna River near Cocoa Beach.

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Comments

Posted by Mark Kenderdine on Feb 19, 2007 at 02:05 PM

I really like the terrapins. I'm always close to the mangroves and it sure makes my day when I see one!
Thanks.

Posted by Kyle Loucks on Feb 19, 2007 at 01:29 PM

This one was conspicuosly basking between two small islands on the only available basking spot around. I did not see any other individuals. Notice the barnacles on the shell.

Posted by Mark Kenderdine on Feb 18, 2007 at 08:49 PM

Great find. Did you see any more?
Mark