Climate change could severely impede the chances of recovery of the largest sea turtle species.
A new study suggests that hotter, drier sands will dramatically increase the deaths of eggs and hatchlings. Already critically endangered, the Leatherback turtles could see their remaining populations decimated as temperatures increase. According to a paper published recently the eastern Pacific population of leatherback turtles will decline by 75 percent by the year 2100.
-Elise, admin of our sister page The Earth Story.