Tag: sex ratio

February 6, 2019

Simple techniques could shift sea turtle sex ratios

A team of researchers has found successful conservation strategies that could mitigate the impacts of climate change on sea turtles. Working on the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, the...

May 10, 2018

Mercury and agriculture skew snapping turtle sex ratios

When snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentine) nest on agricultural land with high mercury pollution, their sex ratios are skewed to more males than females, according to new research. Like many other...

July 13, 2017

Rising temperatures pose long-term risk to sea turtles

Heat intensifying due to climate change could eventually prevent sea turtle eggs from hatching, decimating their already threatened populations, according to recent research from the Cape Verde islands off the...