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Temperature inside the nest
Higher temperatures will produce females, while lower temperatures produce males. Temperatures around 85 degrees Fahrenheit will yield a mixed batch of male and female hatchlings.
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What determines the gender of leatherback sea turtle hatchlings?
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The leatherback sea turtle has spent over 100 million years living beneath the ocean's waves. It is the longest surviving and one of the largest reptiles on earth. With a heritage that goes back to the dinosaur era, the leatherback sea turtle's impressive list of accomplishments is virtually unmatched.
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