Posts Tagged ‘North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group’

Invasive Snails & Eastern Musk Turtles in Texas!

Madeleine Morrison, one of the Turtle Survival Alliance’s North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group’s outstanding student volunteers, recently published a paper on the diet of Eastern Musk Turtles at our Comal Springs study site in the journal Herpetology Notes. This is a wonderful paper on invasive species as food sources at a unique study site.…

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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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Anyone Can Volunteer!

by Christine Bowie  You don’t have to be a researcher or a biologist to volunteer with the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG). Are you a strong swimmer? Don your wetsuit, fins and snorkel for capturing turtles in the water. Do you love turtles and the outdoors, but aren’t crazy about swimming? Volunteer to collect…

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Musk Turtle Data Needed

by Eric Munscher  The North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG) recently gave a presentation on demographic variation of the common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) in the southeast United States in the presence of congeners. We presented preliminary data from sites in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, and throughout Florida. We are looking for more data from…

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Turtle Surveys Conducted in Comal Springs

by Heather Lowe  In May, the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG) conducted turtle surveys in Comal Springs (New Braunfels, Texas) for the second time in 2015. In all, the group has been sampling this site for more than three years now. During the trip, the weather proved to be a real challenge and made…

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NAFTRG Celebrates 16 Years of Sampling in Florida

by Eric Munscher  The North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG) kicked off its sixteenth year of sampling in Florida at Ichetucknee Springs on March 21-22.  The NAFTRG had members from Pennsylvania, Washington, and Georgia (Jekyll Island) join forces once again with a devoted team of researchers from Santa Fe College lead by Dr. Jerry Johnston…

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