World Turtle News, 02/07/2017
Turtle hatchlings dying in extreme heat at Mon Repos
Piles of dead turtle hatchlings are lining Queensland’s famous Mon Repos beach amid a heatwave which has pushed the sand’s temperature to a record 75 degrees Celsius. While the majority of hatchlings break free from their nests at night when the sand is cooler, those escaping in the day face overheating. “They can’t sweat, they can’t pant, so they’ve got no mechanism for cooling,” Department of Environment and Heritage Protection chief scientist Dr Col Limpus said. Click the link to read more…
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Photo from ABC Wide Bay: Jess Lodge.