George Heinrich will go to great lengths, and depths, to draw attention to North America’s native turtles.
Even into an over-your-head blackwater bend in the Alapaha River.
Not that herp scientists like Heinrich apparently need much coaxing to explore the lair of any species they’re seeking. In late September, he and Georgia naturalist Dirk J. Stevenson tread tea-colored water in a deep slough of the south Georgia river, testing the sluggish current, temporarily avoiding the swarms of mosquitoes and probably toe-checking any available river bottom for a jagged shell that might reveal their targeted turtle: Macrochelys suwanniensis, the Suwannee alligator snapper.
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