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Can Sea Turtles Cope with Climate Change?

Adult male turtles may become less abundant as the climate warms, but the population sizes may actually increase because they breed more often than females. Credit: Kostas Papafitsoros

Adult male turtles may become less abundant as the climate warms, but the population sizes may actually increase because they breed more often than females. Credit: Kostas Papafitsoros

By Jacques-Olivier Laloë & Graeme Hays

Rising temperatures due to climate change are skewing gender ratios among turtles and increasing the mortality rate of hatchlings. Can they adapt?

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