New Study Provides Global Analysis of the Effect of Local Climate on the Hatchling Output of Leatherback Turtles

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

The most recent climate change projections show a global increase in temperatures along with precipitation changes throughout the 21st century. However, regional projections do not alwaysmatch global projections and species with global distributions may exhibit varying regional susceptibility to climate change. A studypublished recently in Scientific Reports - Nature, and coauthored by AOS Visiting Research CollaboratorVince Saba, shows the effect of local climatic conditions on the hatchling output of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) at four nesting sites encompassing the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans

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