Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Turtles may nest further south

A new study shows climate change may cause sea turtles to start nesting further south.

While turtles prefer to lay eggs close to where they hatched, cyclones sometimes force them to use an alternative beach.

Global warming may then result in sands warm enough to incubate their eggs in new rookeries.

Dirk Hartog Island is the southernmost rookery for loggerhead turtles.

Science Network [read this story]

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