Marine animals at risk

Female turtles come onto land to dig nests and lay their eggs. With sea levels rising beaches will start to shrink and turtles will have less space to nest. Turtles are classed as reptiles, a characteristic of which is that temperature decides which sex the babies (hatchlings) will be.

A higher temperature results in females, while a slightly lower temperature results in males. With the Earth slowly heating up we are likely to see many more female turtles than males in the future.