Science 101: How do animals navigate during migration?

by: William C. Robertson, Ph.D.

Migrating animals do amazing things. Homing pigeons can find their way “home” across hundreds of miles; salmon return to their spawning location thousands of miles away; turtles travel over eight thousand miles to lay their eggs in the spot where they originally hatched. Scientists have studied how animals navigate around the globe and have discovered a number of mechanisms which are explored in this article.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2007Stock # sc07_045_01_60Volume 045Issue 01

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