Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

July 27, 2015 by  
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As climate change drives sea levels to rise around the globe, scientists are warning that it could have a devastating effect on turtle populations. In the new research, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science , scientists found that the survival rate of endangered green sea turtle eggs dropped by 30 percent if the eggs were immersed in water for just six hours. This discovery raises concerns about the dwindling birth rate on Raine Island, near the Great Barrier Reef , where 100,000 female green sea turtles lay their eggs each summer. Read the rest of Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

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