3rd Graders Help With Baby Terrapin Release

Students got to watch as scientists from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center released Terrapins today.

The Terrapins have been there over a year…after being found in pools or on driveways.

The kids got to see them up close and even touch the animals as they re-entered the ocean.

The Terrapins will now have to fend for themselves against predators like large fish and sharks, but the scientists hope the program will help them become strong enough to survive and reproduce.

Diamondback Terrapins are a threatened species and scientists are working to keep them from becoming endangered.

 

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