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Articles related to turtles

An adult female green turtle returning to the sea after nesting. T. Franc
Feature: Mother Knows Best
Why do turtles lay eggs when their close relatives evolved live birth? A study of their reproductive physiology reveals how egg-laying improves the survival prospects of hatchlings.
Feature: Can Sea Turtles Cope with Climate Change?
Rising temperatures due to climate change are skewing gender ratios among turtles and increasing the mortality rate of hatchlings. Can they adapt?
Browse: Over-Harvesting Recorded in Turtle DNA
The effects of over-harvesting are visible in the DNA of turtles decades after the exploitation stopped.
Browse: Barnacles Trace Turtle Migration
Browse: Turtle Nests at Risk from Rising Seas