Diamond Back Terrapin Nesting Season

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by capetownsurfer, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. capetownsurfer

    capetownsurfer Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    To all surfers traveling between Bethany and Dewey, Diamond Back Terrapin is a threaten species of turtle that cross Highway 1 to lay eggs along the shore of the Rehoboth and Indian River bays. Nesting season starts May 1st. If you see one of these crossing the highway, safely help them cross if possible. Delaware has cut all of the funding for all projects protecting them. This site has a little more info about the turtles http://delaware-surf-fishing.com/2014/04/24/diamond-back-terrapin-nesting-season/
  2. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Dougie!! Turtles!!!!!

  3. LegendJim

    LegendJim Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Great post! Thanks
  4. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    +1 ^^^^^^^
  5. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
  6. Mad Atom

    Mad Atom Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2013
    44 million views of that clip. I still quote it every time I see turtle on TV or in real life.
  7. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    bravo! excellent & timely post!

    the same goes for nj...i see too many squished terrapins in the road every year & it pisses me off. if you can't stop & help the poor gal on her way, how hard is it, really, to just not kill the things? they're like small, slow moving rocks, not squirrels that haphazardly dart 6 different directions in .5 seconds.
  8. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I love stopping traffic on Ocean Drive to help the little buggers cross. It pisses off the shoobies who are always in a hurry to get somewhere. I thought you were sop posed to come here to relax?
  9. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014
  10. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    i like the idea of gluing little safety flags to their shells & hiring crabs as body guards to pop the tires of anyone who doesn't at least try to avoid them.

  11. Scbe

    Scbe Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Good post. I've seen lots of road kill terps between Dewey and IRI as well.
  12. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    one way to help is to understand that the lead vehicle of a line of cars WILL see them but the drivers behind him WILL NOT. so keeping a safe following distance could help.