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The Wetlands Institute - Summer 2008

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Posted by: z10silver at Fri Aug 1 11:16:25 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by z10silver ]  
   

Here is some documentation from my summer as a research intern at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ.





the back entrance to the institute


the marsh


the observation tower


view from the upper deck


giving homage


our resident terrapins






educational display


crab trap with dead terrapins


one of our many nest exclosures


large female with old carapace injury


sonic telemetry transmitter attached to carapace


terrapin with transmitter attached


terrapin after having its shell repaired with epoxy/fiber glass (it survived getting hit by a car)




getting measurements on a female terrapin


injecting a PIT tag


scanning for PIT tag


fishing out hatchlings from a storm drain


hatchling terrapin, overwintered from last year




terrapins that have been head-started for 1 year at Stockton College




kindergarten release of head-starters (these events receive lots of media attention)




roadkilled hatchlings/juveniles


Liz holding one of the 575 roadkilled females we processed this summer.


getting measurements


Jon makes the first incision


trying to get a hold of the eggs


removing the eggs


some of the removed eggs, within oviduct


comparison between fertilized eggs, and unshelled yolks of future clutches


Liz cleans the eggs


labeling the eggs


eggs after being placed in incubation container


one of the incubators, filled with egg boxes


after about 2 months...








out and about




sunset on the marsh






Edited on August 1, 2008 at 19:08:40 by PHGinger.


   

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