There are many different species of turtles, from the small box turtle to the larger-size softshell turtle. The unique diamondback terrapin prefers brackish water, and it is also a “high priority” species in South Carolina and nearby states.
SCDNR intern Sarah Armstrong shares how her interest in fisheries genetic research led to a summer job at the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery in Mountain Rest, where she helped raise thousands of brown, brook and rainbow trout on a day-to-day basis.
During the summer of 2021, S.C. Department of Natural Resources archaeology interns helped to prepare an exciting exhibit of more than three hundred pottery vessels representing different periods in South Carolina history. The exhibit explores the tradition, function and history of these handmade treasures.
To cast a rod and catch a fish on an evening such as this was to be reminded, in the paraphrased words of my brother Hampton, that though the play of nature and life continues on all around us, for a brief moment I was allowed the privilege of connecting with it through line and lure, joining in the performance.
Ceramic artifacts are highly valued by archaeologists because they can tell us a great deal about past peoples. Learn how archaeologists at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources use digital modeling to create a more precise image of the size and shape of pottery vessels used by native Americans thousands of years ago.