One of the best images from the forthcoming exhibition A Climate for Life: Meeting the Global Challenge, which opens at the California Academy of Sciences on January 17th.
Climate change is projected to increase marine species’ extinction rates. Sea turtles already face serious threats from poaching and pollution and now they also have to contend with climate change. Sea turtles lay their eggs in beach sand, and many species return to the exact beaches that they were hatched to lay the eggs for the next generation. However, sea level rise threatens beach habitat and turtle reproduction will be severely impacted as nesting sites are covered in water. © MICHELE WESTMORLAND