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Mark-Recapture Study on Mangrove Terrapins in the Big Sable Creek Complex within Everglades National Park

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In 2001, we initiated a mark-recapture study on mangrove terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in the Big Sable Creek (BSC) complex within Everglades National Park (ENP), Florida. Here we present summary data collected for terrapins in BSC over 5 sampling trips in a two-year time period (November 2001-October 2003) and results from analysis of individual terrapin capture histories. Study objectives were to estimate adult survival probability, capture probability, and abundance for terrapins at this study site. In doing so, we established the first baseline assessment for mangrove terrapins in the coastal Everglades.


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