Climate change turns one of the world's largest green sea turtle populations mostly female

Climate change turns one of the world's largest green sea turtle populations mostly female

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Climate change has been disastrous for coral on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 

It’s also spelling trouble for the more than 200,000 green sea turtles which make the area home, one of the world’s largest populations. 

Researchers are seeing young populations in the Great Barrier Reef turn almost entirely female, according to a study published in Current Biology.  

Unlike humans and most other mammals whose development of sex is determined by chromosomes, the sex of reptiles (such as turtles) is determined by an egg’s incubation temperature.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Climate change turns one of the world's largest green sea turtle populations mostly female

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