Posts Tagged ‘Salt Marsh’

“All Work and No Play” Hatchling Style

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Yes. Hatching, emerging and dashing into hiding is very serious business for diamondback terrapin hatchlings. One mis-step and you become a predator snack. Still, that’s no reason to avoid an opportunity for a little fun en route to the safety of the nursery salt marsh.

Terrapin Hatchling “Playfully” Slide Down Dune

Run for Your Life

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

As tiny, defenseless, 1-inch, quarter ounce hatchlings emerge, their only hope for survival is a mad dash from exposed sandy dunes to the cover of vegetation and the nursery salt marsh.

Terrapin Hatchling Runs for Its Life