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Barbour’s Map Turtle

Barbour’s map turtle (Gratemys barbouri) is a large freshwater turtle found in northwest Florida’s Apalachicola, Chipola, Choctawhatchee and Ocklockonee rivers. Read publications on past research and find links to more online resources about this species.



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FWC Facts:
Along the Florida coast, sea turtles annually make between 40,000 and 84,000 nests. Females nest every 2-3 years, laying several nests on sandy beaches.

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