Like many turtles, green turtles’ development is affected by temperature. Cooler environments produce more males while warmer nests hatch more females.
Like many turtles, green sea turtles’ development is affected by temperature.
Eggs that are laid in cooler environments, less than 28.5°Celsius, tend to produce more males than females, and warm nests, greater than 30.3°Celsius, are known to hatch more females than males.
Sources: (Ernst & Barbour, 1992; Hersh, 2016; Hirth, 1997; Märzhäuser, 2018)
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