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Is It A Boy Or Is It A Girl? New Method To Id Baby Sea Turtles' Sex

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    Is it a boy or is it a girl? For baby sea turtles it's not that cut and dry. Because they don't have an X or Y chromosome, baby sea turtles' sex is defined during development by the incubation environment. Warmer sand temperatures produce more females and cooler sand temperatures produce more males. A crucial step in the conservation of these animals is estimating hatchling sex ratios, which remains imprecise because of their anatomical makeup. 0qXQYeMCGUE.gif

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