William & Mary

Times-Dispatch features turtle work

Megan RookThe July 8 issue of The Richmond Times-Dispatch featured a study at William and Mary on the impact of crab pots on diamondback terrapins. The work is being conducted by Megan Rook, a master's student in biology, and by Randy Chambers, director of the W.M. Keck Environmental Field Laboratory.

Rook received a $20,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System to examine the effects of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery on the terrapins. She is leading a team to compare the vulnerability of terrapin populations in various locations.

The story, by Rex Springston, is accompanied by a video. Get the Times-Dispatch feature.