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Climate Change Means Almost Every Sea Turtle In Florida Now Born Female

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Almost every sea turtle born on the beaches of Florida in the past four years has been female, according to scientists.

The rise in female baby turtles comes as a result of intense heatwaves triggered by a growing climate crisis that is significantly warming up sands.

If a turtle’s eggs incubate below 27C (82F), the turtle hatchlings will be male, accoeding to the National Ocean Service. If the eggs incubate above 31C (89F), the hatchlings will be female. Temperatures that waver between the two extremes will result in a mix of male and female baby turtles.

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