What causes a sea turtle to be born male or female?

its sex chromosomes
season
temperature
the size of the egg
The sex of most turtles, alligators, and crocodiles is determined after fertilization. The temperature of the developing eggs is what decides whether the offspring will be male or female. This is called temperature-dependent sex determination, or TSD.
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its sex chromosomes
season
temperature
the size of the egg
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