More sea turtles will be born female as climate warms, study shows

Once the sands in which eggs incubate grow too hot, population could become entirely female – risking the reptile's extinction.

Hotter sands triggered by a warming climate could cause greater numbers of sea turtles to be born female, increasing the reptiles’ numbers in the short term, research shows.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/20/more-sea-turtles-will-be-born-female-as-climate-warms-study-shows

Last updated on 20 May 2014