Snapping turtle being released with ‘Crittercam’

File photo of a snapping turtle.

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) — Researchers from Mystic Aquarium are set to release a snapping turtle into the wild that will be outfitted with a “Crittercam.”

The release is scheduled for Monday afternoon at Rogers Lake in Old Lyme.

Mystic is partnering with Tributary Mill Conservancy and National Geographic to study the behavior of snapping turtles in the wild.

Children enrolled in the aquarium’s “Aqua Camp” will be on hand for the release. They’re taking part in a weeklong marine biology camp during which they’re learning what it’s like to collect data from snapping turtles.

Dozens of animals from whales to penguins have previously been outfitted with a Crittercam, which was invented by National Geographic marine biologist Greg Marshall.

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