Skip to comments.Global warming causing 'feminisation' of turtles: Study
Posted on 12/20/2018 10:09:04 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
LONDON - Up to 93 per cent of green turtle hatchlings could be female by 2100, as climate change causes "feminisation" of the species, according to a study.
The sex of turtle hatchlings is determined by temperature, and at present about 52 per cent of hatching green turtles - one of seven species of sea turtle - are female.
Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK and the Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre in Portugal found that in warmer temperatures predicted by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IP-CCCP) scenarios, 76-93 per cent of hatchlings would be female.
"Green turtles are facing trouble in the future due to loss of habitats and increasing temperatures," said Rita Patricio from the University of Exeter.
"Our results suggest the nesting population of green turtles the Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau, will cope with the effects of climate change until 2100," said Patricio.
"Cooler temperatures, both at the end of the nesting season and in shaded areas, will guarantee some hatchlings are male.
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GASP! It’s worse than I feared!
They have been called snapping turtles for years. Turtles gettin’ bichy.
It’s apparently doing it to humans as well.....
The few remaining male sea turtles haven’t been heard to complain.
“Global warming causing ‘feminisation’ of turtles: Study”
That’s funny...it’s doing the same thing to liberal men.
Or, maybe not. Weasel words, they really don't know..
Must explain the feminization of our politics as well.
Is there ANY thing that “Global Warming” DOESN’T cause?
Oh well. We have been told it’s too late our chances to change are gone.
So first it’s causing sharks to be right handed, even though they don’t have hands, and now this? And people wonder why i question their claims of man made Climate Change.
exactly- it takes a certain temperature for some species to hatch out mostly female or male- and a global temperature rise of a mere .2 degrees is NOT going to reach that required temp- Now, we could and do have unusually warm spells where temps do reach the right level to affect hatchlings, but these are NOT the normal, and do NOT reflect on ‘climate change’- they are simply unusual periods unrelated to long term climate change trends-
Turtles? Have you seen the Boys and so called Men of today?
Does that include mcconnell, the head of the house from kentucky??? I knew something explained it.
Ah, the first climate change (glow-bull warming) article of the day that I’ve seen. There are always at least two.
This one, however, nears the top of the list for just plain pulling things out of their Obamaholes.
I am blaming the Sun for any global warming. After all the Sun is Million times bigger than our puny planet.
When I die, I want to come back as a male green turtle.....
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