Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Articles

Protecting Sea Turtles From Climate Change Should Include Nesting Site Protection

As various species around the world experience increasingly negative impacts from climate change, scientists are constantly looking for ways to inform the conversation around conservation.

A joint team of Australian and American researchers recently published a study in the journal Global Change Biology that shows how the official protection of key breeding grounds is vital to maintaining the resilience of many sea turtle species.

“To give marine turtles a better chance of coping with climate change, we have to protect their nesting sites and to address threats such as bycatch and coastal development,” said study co-author Mariana Fuentes from the ARC Centres of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) and James Cook University.

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Posted by Brett Smith for redOrbit.com

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