Why the endangered green sea turtle is losing its male population

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


The struggle to save the already endangered green sea turtle faces a new challenge. Now, the males of the species seem to be disappearing.

It’s not genetics that determine a sea turtle’s sex, it’s the temperature of the sand. The tipping point is roughly 85 degrees for a species that’s predominantly female…

Read Full Article, CBS News (08-07-2018)

Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population female; Science Daily (01-11-2018)
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 cannot sustain itself in coming decades, newly published research concludes…