Climate change is affecting the male sea turtle population! Fewer and fewer hatchlings are turning out to be male, ultimately putting the species at risk of survival.
Turtles have temperature-dependent sex determination (TDSD), meaning the warmer the sand, the more likely they are to hatch as females. And with current hatchling numbers sitting at 95% female, sea turtle numbers are expected to decline in coming years.
Did you know turtle hatchlings were temperature-dependent?!