Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Global warming lethal to baby lizards: Nests become heat traps

New study alters expected impact of climate change on lizards

Date: August 19, 2015

Source: Arizona State University

Summary: The expected impact of climate change on North American lizards is much worse than first thought. A team of biologists has discovered that lizard embryos die when subjected to a temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit even for a few minutes. They also discovered a bias in previous studies, which ignored early life stages such as embryos. Embryonic lizards are immobile and cannot cool off when surrounding soil becomes hot.

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