Rising Temperatures Costing the Existence of the Sea Turtle Populations
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Rising Temperatures Costing the Existence of the Sea Turtle Populations




The temperature is considered the biggest threat for our planet. Not only that but it also has a negative impact on sea animals. 

According to a new research rising temperatures are turning, being very risky to one of the world's largest sea turtle colonies at the northern Great Barrier Reef, that mostly include females of them. It is being said that turtle colony cannot sustain itself in coming decades. The sexes of turtle hatchlings are determined on the Sand temperatures. The warmer temperatures results in more females. This research has concluded that during the past two decades, temperatures on islands in northern Great Barrier Reef of Australia have increased to that alerting point that virtually no male turtles are now being produced from those nesting beaches. The rise in temperature is an immediate threat of climate change to sea turtle populations in that area. Now after this research scientists are trying to look for another way to guide wildlife managers to make strategies to lower incubation temperatures at key rookeries around the world. They are also trying to boost the adaptive ability of local turtle populations so that they could adapt to the changing environment and avoid a population collapse or extinction of their family. Although they have a good adaptation capability but they may not be able to cop up with the pace of change. Green sea turtles are protected under the Endangered Species Act and listed for the Conservation of Nature's Red List.

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180111101408.htm

 


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