We collected diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin , eggs from multiple sights within its range to quantify variation in egg size and the amount of stored energy reserves provided within the eggs.
In 1924 he published, to great acclaim, The Flaming Terrapin, an exuberant allegorical narrative of the Flood, in which the terrapin represents energy and rejuvenation.
However, instead, they found a fresh water terrapin , a turtle-like creature normally kept as a pet.
Following the success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in the late 1980s, thousands of children bought turtles and terrapins .
The gentle splashings of two huge terrapins punctuate the tides of sound coming out of the stereo's speakers.
The river and its surrounding vegetation are home to monitor lizards, terrapins , monkeys, river otters and sea eagles.
Easy paddling along 30 miles of marked water trails takes you through a 2,900-acre salt marsh that is abundant with wildlife - snowy egrets, diamondback terrapins and herons, along with bluefish, rockfish, sea trout and flounder.
The northern diamondback terrapin , red fox, snapping turtle, raccoon, rabbit, skunk, opossum and blue crab, all animals that do well living close to people, have adapted nicely to the rapid changes of the Meadowlands.
Studies on the eggs of diamondback terrapins , Malaclemys terrapin, demonstrated that at least one dune grass, Ammophila breviligulata, has the ability to absorb nutrients from turtle eggs.
An old boating lake here is now a pond rumoured to be home to a couple of terrapins .