NAFTRG – North American Freshwater Turtle Group

Faces of the TSA Vol. 16

by Jordan Gray Who: Andrew Brinker What: Science Teacher, Paschal High School Where: Fort Worth, Texas, USA Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Andrew Brinker: I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan near a nature center with a pond for where I spent countless days at during the…

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Faces of the TSA Vol. 3

by Jordan Gray Faces of the TSA Who: Eric Munscher What: Director, TSA-North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group Where: Houston, Texas, United States Jordan Gray: What is your earliest childhood memory with a turtle or tortoise? Eric Munscher: I believe I was around 7 years old when my dad and I were walking my uncle’s property and found an eastern…

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NAFTRG Begins AST Assessment

by Jordan Gray  TSA-North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group Begins Alligator Snapping Turtle Population Assessment Carl Franklin with two large Alligator Snapping Turtles image courtesy Eric Munscher When they say “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” they aren’t kidding! With 34 native taxa of turtle and tortoise, Texas has more chelonian diversity than most countries. Of these 34 native…

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