09 Jan '18, 4pm

99% of these sea turtles are turning female - here’s why you should worry https://t.co/IgHkrhPZIP

99% of these sea turtles are turning female - here’s why you should worry By: Irene Lorenzo Date posted: 9 January 2018 Green sea turtles from the Pacific Ocean’s most important green sea turtle rookery in the northern Great Barrier Reef now outnumber males by at least 116 to 1. © Brocken Inaglory Show copyright information This is a problem that sea turtle conservationists have been aware of for some time now. There is evidence that some turtle populations are gradually adapting to climate change by shifting their breeding seasons to cooler seasons, but for many populations this won’t be an option Peter Richardson , Head of Ocean Recovery Marine Conservation Society If temperatures continue to rise as a result of climate change, these populations could become all female in the near future, pushing this endangered sea turtle even closer to extinction, scientists warn. New ...

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