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Fri October 11, 2013

UT Study: Turtles May Have Trouble Adapting To Climate Change

Eastern Box Turtle
Credit wikipedia.com

Over the past 320,000 years, turtles in North America have survived through numerous fluctuations in global temperature.  When the temperature dropped, they moved to a warmer climate and if it started to get too hot, they headed North.  While some turtle species were unable to make the move, the successful species migrated an average of 45 miles for each degree of temperature change. 

Today’s turtles may not have that option.

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