science of sex change in turtles …

Must be time for renewal of funding. Yes, I’m reading between the lines of yet another article on Science Network WA where research has to be tied to ‘climate change’. Pathetic, really:

Warmer beaches influence sex ratios of loggerhead hatchlings

Warmer beaches influence sex ratios of loggerhead hatchlings

WHILE Dirk Hartog Island is the southernmost rookery for loggerhead turtles, UWA and Murdoch University biologists say climate change may ultimately lead to the species nesting successfully on beaches further south.

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What happens when we have cooler beaches, which is about 50% of the time? It’s common knowledge that amphibians choose sex depending on egg incubation temperatures:

 

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