Loggerhead turtle breeding affected by global warming

A turtle researcher says global warming is behind an influx of loggerhead turtles breeding in south-east Queensland.

Jennie Truman monitors loggerhead and green turtle nests on beaches at North Stradbroke Island, off Brisbane.

She has seen a big increase in breeding activity on the Island, and believes that is due largely to global warming which is making beaches further north too hot for nests.

“The sand temperature has started rising up there and it is cooking the eggs basically and not incubating them,” she said.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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