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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hotter temperatures leads to more turtle deformities

A new study finds that for the world's largest population of sea turtles - in Australias's northern Great Barrier Reef - blazing hot sands pose the greatest threat to the animals' breeding success over the long term.

Warmer temperatures also bring reduced hatchling success, more deformities, and, above about 91 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius), the eggs die.

Hotter temperatures a threat to turtles

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