Climate Change: Almost All Sea Turtles Born In Florida Are Female

"STUART, Fla. — South Florida beaches are no longer 'Where the Boys Are.'

At least for sea turtles.

For more than a dozen years, the vast majority of sea turtles born on Florida beaches have been female, says Jeanette Wyneken, a biological sciences professor at Florida Atlantic University.

Not a single male loggerhead sea turtle hatchling was found at test beaches on the state's Atlantic and Gulf coasts from 2015 through 2017, Wyneken said. And in the past 13 years, there have been seven years with no male loggerhead hatchlings."

Tyler Treadway reports for USA TODAY March 13, 2018.

Source: USA TODAY, 03/13/2018