Effects of Metabolic Heating during Sea Turtle Egg Incubation

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It has long been established that incubation temperature plays a major role in the sexual differentiation of sea turtles, with higher temperatures resulting in a greater ration of female hatchlings. However, apart from ambient temperature, metabolic heating within the nest may also potentially influence the incubation temperature of turtle nests.  This study aims to provide a deeper insight into this phenomenon, by assessing the duration of metabolic heating events throughout the incubation period and determine the effects of clutch size on metabolic heating

iButtons used to log temperatures in sea turtle nests in Chagar Hutang