Monarchs Use 'Magnetic Compass' To Navigate 2,000 Mile Migration

June 24, 2014 5:26 PM

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Monarchs Use 'Magnetic Compass' To Navigate 2,000 Mile Migration

New research suggests monarch butterflies navigate their epic migrations using magnetic compasses.

Every year monarchs from across the United States make the journey to their overwintering habitat, which is located in specific groves of firs in central Mexico, a University of Massachusetts news release reported. Researchers have revealed a new component of the butterflies' complex navigation syst...

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