Environment and male turtles

Inspiration Dissemination

Where are all of the male sea turtles? It turns out that sea turtles do not have sex chromosomes and their sex is instead entirely determined by the temperature of eggs during incubation. As the planet continues to warm, this is creating a severe imbalance of female hatchling turtles. We chat with Vic about how mathematical models can help to forecast how the green sea turtle population will adapt (or not) to climate change through their reproductive behaviors.