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Terrapin Release (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Chenier Ronquille, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-07-14

Duration: 00:05:06

Subjects: Environment | Wildlife | Endangered Species | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Turtles | Barrier islands


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Landry, Keri Interviewee
  • Rogers, Donna Interviewee
  • Creech, Rachael Interviewee
  • Creech, Steven Interviewee


This segment from the July 14, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) releasing twenty diamondback terrapins back into the wild at Chenier Ronquille, a recently restored barrier island near Grand Isle. Spires interviews: Keri Landry, an endangered species biologist at LDWF; Donna Rogers, the project manager for the Chenier Ronquille restoration for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and Rachael Creech and Steven Creech, the owners of Adventure Pets in Mandeville, who housed the terrapins during the year before their release. Host: Andre Moreau