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Magnetic Sense for Longitude

February 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Migrating Sea Turtles Have Magnetic Sense for LongitudeScienceDaily (Feb. 24, 2011) — From the very first moments of life, hatchling loggerhead sea turtles have an arduous task. They must embark on a transoceanic migration, swimming from the Florida coast eastward to the North Atlantic and then gradually migrating over the course of several years before returning again to North American shores. Now, researchers reporting online on February 24 in Current Biology have figured out how the young turtles find their way.

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