How Do Sea Turtles Know To Find Their Way Home?

January 18, 2015 6:32 PM

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“Sea turtles migrate across thousands of miles of ocean before returning to nest on the same stretch of coastline where they hatched, but how they do this has mystified scientists for more than fifty years,” explains J. Roger Brothers, from the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill. He adds, “Turtles have evolved a way to use the inclination angle of the geometric field, and its intensity to give them almost an internal.”

Furthermore, he states, “Our results provide evidence that turtles imprint on the unique magnetic field of their natal beach as hatchlings and then use this information to return as adults.”

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