Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (MATES) Project Terrapin

“Project Terrapin: Hatchings Headstart” (watch on YOUTUBE, 2 minutes and 31 seconds, all ages)

Watch baby Northerm Diamonback Terrapins (turtles) hatch and grow in captivity before being released into their natural habitat.

Project Terrapin is a volunteer, conservation and education initiative to support the Northern Diamondback Terrapin and its habitat through research, run by students and educators at Ocean County’s Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES). MATES’ ongoing research looks into environmental factors which may affect the diamondback populations. MATES is a specialized high school within the Ocean County Vocational Technical School District.