An attractive adult male of the Carolina Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin centrata (Testudines - Emydidae), a subspecies found from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to northern Florida, in the United States.
Diamondback terrapin laying eggs at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The group of volunteer naturalists is relocating a nest in harm’s way, carefully marking them to reorient them properly in a new nest off the path. Then they will install an exclosure to prevent egg predation. The species is listed as Threatened in Massachusetts.