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Climate change and sex determination
Kamel, Stephanie J. Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Basic sea turtle biology
- Primary sex ratios
- Responses to climate change
- Other species
- Conservation outlook
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Over the next century, global temperatures on Earth are expected to rise from 0.6 to 8°C (1 to 14.6°F). In fact, over the course of the twentieth century alone, the planet has already experienced an increase of approximately 0.6°C (1°F). In response, many plant and animal species have altered the timing of various seasonal activities such as flowering, breeding, nesting, and migration. Species distributions have also been affected, with many temperate zone plants and animals of the Northern Hemisphere moving northward due to increasingly intolerable conditions in the southern parts of their ranges. In the Southern Hemisphere, these species move southward because of the increasingly intolerable conditions found in the northern parts of their ranges. Consequently, scientists are growing ever more concerned with the potential impacts of climate change on natural systems.
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