Biology

Question

The development of some organisms, like sea turtles, are affected by the temperature at which the eggs are incubated. Typically, cooler temperatures produce more males, and warmer temperatures produce more females. How might climate change affect the reproductive success of sea turtles?

Reproductive success will increase, because there will be more nesting ground available due to sea level rises.

Reproductive success will increase, because there will be more females to lay eggs.

Reproductive success will decrease, because there will be skewed numbers of males and females.

Reproductive success will decrease, because there will be longer migration routes due to sea level rises.

2 Answer

  • Reproductive success will decrease as there will be a skewed number of males and females.
  • Answer:

    The correct answer would be Reproductive success will decrease, because there will be skewed numbers of males and females.

    Explanation:

    Sea turtles incubate their eggs in the sand at nesting beaches. In cooler temperatures produce more males, and warmer temperatures produce more females.

    If the temperature rise will be in the climate then there will be fewer males in comparison to the females which can lead to a decrease in reproductive success. If there will be a fall in temperature than there will be fewer females in comparison to males which also led to a decrease in reproduction success.

    Thus, the correct answer is the third statement.

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