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Unintended Entrainment of Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) during Algae Control on a Newly Restored Wetland

Unintended Entrainment of Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) during Algae Control on a... six ponds, rebuilding levees, recontouring pond bottoms, Unintended Entrainment of Western creating islands, and restoring native vegetation was under- Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) taken in the Marsh. Construction activity occurred over during Algae Control on a Newly Restored a two-year period, through which turtle behavior was closely monitored. Wetland During the first year aer r ft estoration activities were Jeff A. Alvarez (corresponding author: The Wildlife Proj - completed and ponds were refilled, a substantial filamen - ect, P.O. Box 188888, Sacramento, CA 95818, Jeff@thewild tous algal bloom (likely one or more of the genera Mou- lifeproject.com), Rodrigo Gaitan (2761 Costa Court, West geotia, Spirogyra, or Zygnema) occurred within the ponds. Sacramento, CA), Mary Shea (1143 Second Street, Suite Algae covered approximately 80 to 90% of all pond surfaces A-172, Brentwood, CA), Sarah M. Foster (Foster Wildlife and extended from the surface down into the water column Surveys, Sacramento, CA) at least 0.5 m. Consideration of the suitability of the habitat relatively recently proposed taxonomic split in the for pond turtles, planted native fishes ( Archoplites interrup- A Actinemys marmorata (Western pond turtle) created tus [Sacramento perch] and Orthodon micropidotus [Sac- two named species, the A.  marmorata (Northwestern ramento blacks http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Unintended Entrainment of Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) during Algae Control on a Newly Restored Wetland

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Abstract

six ponds, rebuilding levees, recontouring pond bottoms, Unintended Entrainment of Western creating islands, and restoring native vegetation was under- Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) taken in the Marsh. Construction activity occurred over during Algae Control on a Newly Restored a two-year period, through which turtle behavior was closely monitored. Wetland During the first year aer r ft estoration activities were Jeff A. Alvarez (corresponding author: The Wildlife Proj - completed and ponds were refilled, a substantial filamen - ect, P.O. Box 188888, Sacramento, CA 95818, Jeff@thewild tous algal bloom (likely one or more of the genera Mou- lifeproject.com), Rodrigo Gaitan (2761 Costa Court, West geotia, Spirogyra, or Zygnema) occurred within the ponds. Sacramento, CA), Mary Shea (1143 Second Street, Suite Algae covered approximately 80 to 90% of all pond surfaces A-172, Brentwood, CA), Sarah M. Foster (Foster Wildlife and extended from the surface down into the water column Surveys, Sacramento, CA) at least 0.5 m. Consideration of the suitability of the habitat relatively recently proposed taxonomic split in the for pond turtles, planted native fishes ( Archoplites interrup- A Actinemys marmorata (Western pond turtle) created tus [Sacramento perch] and Orthodon micropidotus [Sac- two named species, the A.  marmorata (Northwestern ramento blacks

Journal

Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 18, 2021

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