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Diamondback Terrapins

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Diamondback terrapin populations have faced pressure from humans and human activity since the turn of the nineteenth century. On The Point, we talk about this unique turtle species that lives in in a narrow band of brackish coastal waters along the Atlantic coast, and local efforts to protect them.
Guests on the program are:
Barbara Brennessel, professor emerita at Wheaton College, and author of Diamonds in the Marsh about the northern diamondback terrapin.
Bob Prescott, Sanctuary Director Emeritus at Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Mindy Todd hosts.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.