World Turtle News, 03/14/2019
Professor Nicole Valenzuela’s study of painted turtles raises concerns for temperature-determinate sex determinate species amidst climate change
Valenzuela said loss of habitat and exploitation has already left many turtles vulnerable to extinction, and climate change only adds to the peril these species face.
“The whole message here is the potential effects climate change can have on these species and the importance of our findings for conservation,” she said. “Turtles are the most vulnerable group of vertebrates, and many use temperature-dependent sex determination.”
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Photo from Nicole Valenzuela.