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Reserve Wednesday: Taking the Temperature of Sea Turtle Nests

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A sea turtle’s eggs depend heavily on the nest’s temperature to develop either into male or female hatchlings. If a nest’s beach is warmer, it will hatch more females than males, so how will climate change affect sea turtle populations? What will that mean for sea turtle conservation efforts? Megan Lamb, a biologist at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, has been conducting a sea turtle nest monitoring program since 2016 as part of the global effort to gain some answers to these questions. On May 18 at 2PM, she will present the results from the past few years and talk about some of the other turtle research going on across the world.

Loggerhead sea turtle hatchling at the surf