UNC researchers investigate increasing rate of turtle mortality

By Ava Pukatch

Matthew Godfrey, a sea turtle biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission performs a sea turtle necropsy at the UNC Marine Institute of Sciences. (Daniela Ramirez-Puente)

North Carolina’s estuaries – the place where freshwater and saltwater meet – are home to things like plants, fish, shellfish, and reptiles. But some of those living things are declining, as the water gets warmer and the sand gets hotter.  In Morehead City, UNC researchers are studying turtles, and how the human impacts from climate change are affecting them.

Ava Pukatch reports.

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