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At Risk

It's Getting Hot in Here

Climate change means trouble for sea turtles even before they hatch.

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Sea Turtles = Mind Blown

Bet you didn't know just how amazing sea turtles are.

Turtle Trouble

As temperatures rise, the ratio of male to female sea turtles is destabilized.

Climate Sex Change

Turtles aren’t the only ones whose sex is determined by the thermometer. There are many ways reptiles become male, female or a dash of both.

  1. American Alligator

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  2. Bassiana Duperreyi

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  3. Central Bearded Dragon

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  4. Jacky Dragon

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  1. American Alligator
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    Crapshoot Cultch

    Like all species of crocodilians, the American alligator’s sex is determined by the environment. Low or high temps around the nest? Bring on the females. Middling temps? Males coming at ya.
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    Yolk’s On You

    More yolk in this Australian lizard’s egg creates a female; less yolk, a male. Nest temperature and chromosomes also play a part in determining this complicated little reptile’s sexuality.
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    Mercury Rising

    When temperatures soar in the Australian outback, the male bearded lizards can reverse their sex, producing even more eggs than the original females, while still retaining male chromosomes. Who says you can’t have it all?
  4. Jacky Dragon
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    Live Long and Reproduce

    Poor Jacky dragon. Not only does temperature determine this lizard’s sexual fate, it impacts virility, too. Males incubated at prime male temps have better sexual success than those incubated at ideal female conditions.

Just Do One Thing

Turn down the heat by unplugging what you aren't using. It's easy and fun!

Do What You Can

Unplug appliances. It might seem like nothing in the face of a huge issue like climate change, but it all adds up.

Let's give sea turtles a chance

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