Global Warming

Global Warming: Global warming may impact natural sex ratios of hatchlings, will increase the frequency of extreme weather events, and may increase the likelihood of disease outbreaks for sea turtles. Global warming will result in loss of nesting beaches, and cause other alterations to critical sea turtle habitats and basic oceanographic processes.

Specific Burning Issue Hazards: Loss of nesting beach (e.g. sea level rise, extreme weather); Oceanographic and meteorological changes (e.g. changing currents, ENSO, NAO); Beach temperature change; Sea temperature change.

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