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Wisdom Wednesday 02/27/2019

Wisdom Wednesday

Sea Turtles swimming peacefully in ocean.jpg

Did you know you can identify the sex of a turtle by the sounds they make? The temperature when incubated determines the sex of the embryo. Cooler temperatures produce males whereas warmer temperatures produce females. You can also tell by the shape of their bottom shell, or even the location of their private areas. The bottom shell, or plastron, is concave and larger in males and flat for females. Females have short and skinny tails while males have long, thick tails. You can also identify males and females by the sounds they make. During mating, males tend to grunt and females will hiss.

SOURCE: https://www.care2.com/greenliving/

PICTURE by: @marina_oceanlove

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