DID YOU KNOW Did you know the female turtles have a spermatheca ? Sea turtles have the ability to store sperm after mating with multiple males ! Female turtles can lay eggs from several different fathers in the same nest.
The sex of baby turtles is defined by eggs incubation temperature. Above a certain temperature, hatchlings will be female. Below, they will be males. This « pivot » temperature is observed at around 28.5°C for green turtles. The hatchlings in the lower part of the nest where temperature is cooler, will therefore more frequently be […]