Sp_18 Journal entry: 1 Media Source: The Huffington Post Date of media release: 1/11/18 Title of article: This Sea Turtle Population Is Almost All Female, Thanks To Climate Change Green sea turtles born north of the Great Barrier Reef have an almost entirely female population because of the rapidly rising global temperature. The sex of green sea turtles is influenced by the temperature surrounding the eggs development at the nesting sites, known as rookeries, for the turtles on the beach. Eggs incubated below 81°F will hatch a male and above 87°F will hatch a female, according to the research of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). The studies done by the NOAA at the rookeries in both north and south of the Great Barrier Reef have been producing mostly female turtles for two decades now. The collected data shows that almost 99.8% of the juvenile turtle population are female and about 86.8% of the adult population are female. There are about a few handfuls of males for hundreds of female turtles. While in the south where rising temperature has not made a much stronger
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