The world's largest green turtle nest site now has 116 females for every male. A surprising new climate change tragedy. My story, w/great video
Females at the world's largest green sea turtle nest site outnumber males 116 to 1, thanks to climate change. What's next for species whose sex is temperature-dependent—turtles, alligators, crocodiles, iguanas and some fish? My story.
Usually I’m all about female empowerment, but not this time. This is scary. Our reports for
A sea turtle’s sex is determined by the temperature of the sand it’s born in; rising global temperatures mean that female green sea turtles now outnumber males 116 to 1
This is extremely worrying news. Anthropogenic #ClimateChange is leading to over-feminisation of green sea turtle populations off Western Australia & it appears the process has been going on for decades
But some of us still try every day. ;) My effort today
A sea turtle’s sex is determined by the temperature of the sand it’s born in; rising global temperatures mean that female green sea turtles now outnumber males 116 to 1
New study finds 99% of Pacific Ocean's largest green sea turtle rookery are female. #Climatechange / warmer sand temps largely to blame. Deeply troubling.
Climate change is causing more and more sea turtles to turn female. 😲 #ClimateChangeIsReal #SeaTurtles #GlobalWarming