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Department of Biology
King's College
London, U.K.

  • The sex of a turtle, as in the case of several reptiles, depends on the temperature at which it was incubated when still in the egg. At Cape Canaveral, Fla., hatchling loggerhead turtles were found to be 93% female, owing to the high temperatures in the turtle nest. Is it possible that this sexual imbalance will become even more pronounced with...

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