Tiny Terrapins!

A few weeks ago, some of our staff traveled to Hofstra to visit the lab of Dr. Russ Burke, a diamondback terrapin expert. We couldn’t wait to ask him all of our questions about caring for these special turtles, and even more excited to see his tanks full of baby quarter-sized terrapins! Dr. Burke studies sex determination in turtle eggs, so once the babies are hatched he doesn’t need them for his research any more. He was happy to send us home with a few! We picked out two new baby terrapins to bring back to SoundWaters, as well as a larger turtle that we’re hoping to use for teaching. We can’t wait to see these babies grow up!