Sea Turtles Face Scorching Sand Temperatures

A new study was recently published in Global Change Biology. The study focused on the impact global warming will have on sea turtles, particularly the sea turtles around the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The team of researchers, led by Marianna Fuentes from the James Cook University, analyzed data from previous studies and interviewed experts regarding what global warming impacts these turtles will face.

The Great Barrier Reef area in Australia is actually home to the world’s largest population of sea turtles. These turtles, along with sea turtles worldwide, are facing numerous threats due to global warming. These threats include warming overall, warming beaches, rising seas and even weather changes.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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