"In 1996, a loggerhead turtle called Adelita swam across 9,000 miles from Mexico to Japan, crossing the entire Pacific on her way. Wallace J. Nichols tracked this epic journey with a satellite tag. But Adelita herself had no such technology at her disposal. How did she steer a route across two oceans to find her destination?"
Read more at DISCOVER Blogs - Not Exactly Rocket Science: Turtles use the Earth’s magnetic field as a global GPS
Also see PBS Nature: Voyage of the Lonely Turtle
- Putman, N.F., Endres, C.S., Lohmann, C.M.F., Lohmann, K.J.
- 2011. Longitude perception and bicoordinate magnetic maps in sea turtles. Current biology : CB doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.01.057
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