Totally cool turtles may help save species

11 Feb 2019

Researchers setting up shade structure for turtle nestsA trial of ways to cool turtle nests is underway in Queensland’s Far North as global warming threatens turtle populations throughout the tropics.

Researchers from The University of Queensland and WWF Australia are testing techniques including cooling a small number of nests nightly with sea water, and shading others with structures made from palm fronds. 

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