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Climate Change Is Turning These Sea Turtles Female

Climate Change Is Turning These Sea Turtles Female

When sea turtles lay their eggs and bury them in the sand, the temperature they develop in will dictate whether the hatchlings are born male or female. Pretty cool, right? Well, not really: A new study shows that climate change may cause most sea turtles to be born female. The…

It’s Okay Everyone, Sea Turtles Are Going To Be Fine

It’s Okay Everyone, Sea Turtles Are Going To Be Fine

The gender of sea turtles is determined by their nest temperature – an increase in nest temperature means more females, and if this temperature rise is constant, they literally run out of males to breed with. Since global temperatures can be conservatively described as “rising at an alarming rate never…