Musk Turtle Research

Morphology of the common musk turtle

We have been collecting data on musk turtles captured at a site in South Carolina and at the UNG Gainesville Campus since 2013. Students participate in gathering data on the turtles to examine morphological differences, notably head morphology.

Students participate in research efforts

We find turtles big.......... and small

Turtles with two lines that form a mask


Turtles with more spots than masks