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Interesting Article: Scientists figure out why female turtles are born at higher temperatures

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  1. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Good read, thanks.
    As for climate change. I don't see where some of you don't think it's something to worry about. It's a human/man made climate change going on. Not a natural, Mother Nature, what/however you want to call it, one. Will wild life still be able to adapt and survive? Who knows, sure hope so. But when the climate is changing due to so much crap/poisons/garbage going into our atmosphere, heck, into our everything, oceans, etc, it sure makes me worry.
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    Thanks for posting this. I just today had this come across my desk, almost one year old!!! Sarah does some wonderful work and needs to be honored more often than she is. Again, I thank you.
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    I despise when a post about a scientific finding imbues the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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    I read this article and was recently seeing it on the news and it kind of relates to me. I 've recently read that boy box turtles have red eyes and the girls have brown eyes. If this is actually true...I either have a red eyed girl or a boy that can lay eggs. My question is: does temperature also cause a rare color morph?
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    As others have stated the climate has always changed in the past. However the rate of change was much slower which enabled the animals to evolve to succeed in the new climate conditions. The rate of change currently occurring is at a much faster pace that many animals can’t evolve fast enough to succeed in.
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    This is more a guide than a hard fast rule. Also, some males' eyes get redder when they are in breeding mode.
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    If I live to 2030, which is really possible because I'm only 65, my grandchildren and my sons will be affected. That's not even mentioning the affect it's been having on the animals all along. The pcbs etc...was I seeing wrong on the news this morning that by 2030 there's going to be some major changes? I hope for the animals too. I did see recently that the last wild galopigus died but there is captive thriving...thanks to dedicated people.
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    One has to wonder where your information comes from that these changes are happening at a faster pace? And the liberal biased media and bought off so called climate "scientists" do not count.
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    Lol good one
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    Sorry Yvonne...I was only wondering if Daisy May's eye color could be caused by a drop in temperature when she was forming in her egg....and I have another question...Would a box turtle waste her bodies resources to lay unfertlized eggs? I really thank all of you for being patient with me. I like to learn but really Daisy May and Saphire are always just my beloved pets. Thanks.
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    I agree God does command it. I think He gave me a gift by controlling the weather and temperature however she was born. My little girl box turtle has red eyes but...if she had brown eyes she would still be my precocious Daisy May. What is even more interesting is the fact that my grandson had the compassion to rescue her. The former owners were just going to release her into the wild after being captive born and reared.
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    I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply and I still don't know what to think. But I do know this: It's totally wrong to throw trash here there and everywhere. And so people have resorted to throwing the trash in the ocean. Touch plastic in the sunlight with your fingers...instead of an icecube in the waters you get a hotcube. That article is how old? And they were noticing changes? We have too many endangered species 100 years later? Truely, I was just wondering why my little girl (box turtle) has red eyes. I like stuff too but how much is too much?
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