Tag: hatchlings

September 5, 2018

JWM: Head-starting can help imperiled gopher tortoises

Lending a helping hand to gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) through head-starting may help augment depleted populations, according to new research. “We know there are depleted populations in areas with suitable...

May 2, 2018

Higher paternity rates bring some good news for sea turtles

In just one nest, loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nestlings tend to have multiple fathers, according to new research. This is good news, researchers say, since loggerhead sex is dependent...

February 12, 2018

Moisture, not just temperature, may skew sea turtle sex

As the global climate warms, sea turtle clutches from Australia to the United States are becoming increasingly female, raising concerns about the propagation and persistence of these imperiled species. But...