2019 AMI Online Salon

Breeding of the Mary River Turtle

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Helen Tang

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Santa Clara,CA

  • Client: Tim Phelps, Brent Whitaker, Aaron Klugh

  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop

  • Final presentation format: Poster

  • Primary Audience: General public

Project Description

This poster is intended to draw attention to the critically endangered Mary River turtle and the successful breeding program implemented at the National Aquarium (Baltimore, MD). The Aquarium is one of the only places in the world outside of Australia to have success in caring for and breeding this reptile. A few remarkable features of the Mary River turtle are the long tail in males, pronounced chin barbels, and fast swimming speed.