Scientists have discovered why 99% of turtles of the Great Barrier reef females
That only every hundredth turtle off the coast of Australia turns out to be a male, blame global warming.
The sex of turtles is determined by the temperature at which the development of the embryo in the egg. Turtles lay their eggs in the sand near the water; the masonry is exposed to the influence of atmospheric air and water that seeps into the sand during high tides. The warmer the water and the air, the greater the likelihood that hatched from the egg turtle will be female. In a rapidly warming climate, this leads to the fact that 99% of all young turtles are females; this creates complexity in each new cycle of reproduction and threatens the extinctions of populations of turtles that lay eggs in very warm climate.