Georgia volunteers work to protect terrapins from causeway deaths

April 12, 2018

The end of April marks the beginning of the Diamondback Terrapin turtle nesting season around the marshes around Jekyll Island, but the turtles' annual nesting habitat and the busy tourist attraction don't often mix well. The busy thoroughfare even led to high mortality rates among the female crawling creatures. So, in an effort to combat the problem, the Jekyll Island Authority and AmeriCorps volunteers are working to create and maintain a safe delivery habitat for those vulnerable turtles even as vacationers flock to the Georgia island.

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