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Turtles use the Earth’s magnetic field as a global GPS | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

 

 

By testing hatchling turtles in a special tank, he has found that they can use the Earth’s magnetic field as their own Global Positioning System (GPS). By sensing the field, they can work out both their latitude and longitude and head in the right direction.

via Turtles use the Earth’s magnetic field as a global GPS | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine.

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