Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population female

In a warmer world, the future could be entirely female for green sea turtles. These reptiles are born female if they’re exposed to warmer-than-usual temperatures while they’re embryos — and due to climate change, that’s what’s happening at the northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, according to new research. Here, more than 99 percent of the younger sea turtles are now female. But green sea turtles aren’t alone: for certain reptile and fish species, the outside temperature determines the sex of their offspring. That means that as global temperatures continue to climb, entire populations could wind up becoming all male or all female, which would make reproduction a challenge. The phenomenon is called temperature-dependent sex... Continue reading…

Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population female

Scientists have used a new research approach to show that warming temperatures are turning one of the world's largest sea turtle colonies almost entirely female, running the risk that the colony ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Cold-stunned manatees, sea turtles warming up at SeaWorld

Some marine animals stunned by cold weather nationwide are warming up at SeaWorld in Florida.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Great Barrier Reef: Warmer seas 'turning turtles female'

Green sea turtles' gender is temperature dependent and there are now too many females, a study finds.

Tue 9 Jan 18 from BBC News

Most sea turtles now female in north Great Barrier Reef

The vast majority of green sea turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef are now female because of warmer temperatures due to climate change, which influences their sex during incubation, researchers ...

Mon 8 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Global warming is causing the largest sea turtle populations to turn female

This is a huge problem for sea turtles.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from ZME Science

Great Barrier Reef sea turtles are 99 per cent female

The population of about 200,000 nesting females in the northern Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest in the world, and could crash without more males, according to the report.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

Some Great Barrier Reef turtle populations produce nothing but females

Turtles' sex is determined by the temperature their eggs develop in.

Tue 9 Jan 18 from Arstechnica

Hundreds of rescued sea turtles released back into Gulf of Mexico

Hypothermic sea turtles that were rescued from frigid Gulf of Mexico waters are being released back into the wild.

Tue 9 Jan 18 from FOXNews

Climate Change Turned 99.8% of These Sea Turtle Babies into Girls

A new study found that sea turtles born in areas most heated by climate change are 99.8 percent female.

Tue 9 Jan 18 from Livescience


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