Day one for this Green sea turtle.
Did you know? Climate change is creating a significant threat to genetic diversity for sea turtles. The sex of a sea turtle is determined by the heat of the sand incubating their eggs. With average global temperature predicted to increase, many sea turtle populations are in danger of high egg mortality and female-only offspring production.
Sea turtles already struggle to survive to adulthood – only one in every 1,000 make it.
Will this become a problem?
Research published in Current Biology by scientists, Michael P. Jensen and Camryn D. Allen.
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"Growing up here in Hawaii, I loved swimming, surfing, and having fun in this paradise we are lucky to call home. But I gradually realized that I was actually happiest when I was doing things for other people, doing things to protect our water, oceans, and beaches." - Tulsi Gabbard
A leatherback sea turtle hatchling heads out to sea from Miami Beach. It’s truly amazing how these prehistoric creatures, that can weigh up to a ton, can still manage to nest in such a populated beach. 🐢 🏖 #MiamiBeach
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“It is, surely, our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth.” - Sir David Attenborough
🎶 a honu world 🎶
Honu : turtle
Honua: : world/earth
These words aren’t related, so I hear, but because I’m from Turtle Island and have been influenced by the Cherokee notion that we live on the back of a turtle swimming through the cosmic ocean, I can’t help but wonder if the original people of Hawaii didn’t see the same thing. 🤔 🐢 🌍 .
Also, because it must be said, if you see a turtle chilling on the beach, please give him/her space, 10 ft min, 20 ft suggested. Please respect wild creatures, this is not Disneyland and they are not here for us, though we are blessed by their presence. If you slow down and tune into their wavelength, you will unlock parts of yourself you did not know were there. Be a “leaver” not a “taker,” because what can you get anyway? “Once you’ve captured the wind, you lose it.”