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What Determines the Sex of a Sea Turtle?

sea turtle hatchling heading to sea

The temperature of the sand in a sea turtle’s nest determines the sex of the babies. Below 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), offspring are predominantly male. Above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, babies are predominantly female. This fascinating little fact even has its own acronym — TSD or Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination. Apparently,[…]

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