Did you know that water temperature determines the sex of a sea turtle?
Warmer waters produce female sea turtles while cooler waters produce males, meaning that rising water temperatures are producing too few males for the females to mate with. All seven species of sea turtle are being affected by warmer waters along breeding grounds. Learn more in We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene, open now at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
The Anthropocene is the current geological era in which humans are making a profound impact on the geological strata. While the term itself is still being debated by geologists, the museum is embracing it as a social and cultural tool for exploring the broad sum effect humans are having on the planet in the exhibition We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene—open now through summer 2018.