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Intern Presentation

Posted on Mar 7, 2015

Although winter has come in like a lion for the month of March, be assured that spring will soon be on its way. Warming temperatures and increased daylight will bring everything underneath the snow and ice back to life, including some remarkable reptiles that inhabit the waters of Jamestown’s Chadakoin River. The spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) is a unique species that the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and Jamestown Community College students have been studying over the past year, attempting to better understand their habits and behaviors as well as the current conditions of their particular habitat. JCC intern Alivia Sheffield will be presenting on what information has been discovered thus far about the spiny softshell turtles residing in downtown Jamestown on March 12th at 6:00 pm at RTPI. This presentation will be open to the public and is a free event.

Alivia taking temperature and dissolved oxygen readings