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Safe Seafood
Glynn County Seafood Consumption Advisory


UPCOMING EVENTS


GEC 1st Friday Lunch, October 6, 2017, 11:15 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles Brunswick.
Open Mic for GEC members to share.

CoastFest - Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 – 4:00, DNR Building, 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick.
Volunteers for the GEC booth welcome.

Commotion by the Ocean – Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00, Morningstar Marina Pavilion on the Dock.
GEC Reception and Annual Meeting. Read more on GEC Facebook page.

 

 

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The Diamondback terrapin is a salt marsh turtle commonly found throughout coastal Georgia.  In the summer months, May through the end of July, female terrapins venture to the causeways in search of high grounds on which to lay their eggs.  Unfortunately many are hit by cars.  However, you can prevent this!

SLOW DOWN, SAVE A TERRAPIN!

  • Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
  • Drive at a safe speed which will allow you to stop in the event of a crossing terrapin.
  • If it is safe for you get out of your car and help a terrapin across the road, place the terrapin in the direction it is facing off the road.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) monitors the Jekyll Island Causeway during the diamondback terrapin nesting season.  Between 200 and 300 terrapins get hit annually on the Jekyll Island causeway alone.  Terrapins found injured are brought back to the GSTC for rehabilitation. Terrapins that we find dead on the causeway have their eggs extracted and are artificially incubated.  In 2008, over 100 hatchling terrapins hatched and were either released or reared in captivity for education and eventual release. We are developing management strategies for the 2009 terrapin nesting season to keep the turtles off the road. Please come to the GSTC to learn more about the diamondback terrapin. 

 
P.O. Box 2443, Brunswick, GA 31521    ♦    912-466-0934    ♦    gec@glynnenvironmental.org
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