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Elements S2 • E20

This Quantum ‘Sixth Sense’ Could Allow Birds to Navigate Earth’s Magnetic Field

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Published on Jun 16, 2018

How do migrating birds know where to go? New research suggests “spooky action at a distance” might be involved.

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Migratory birds eye-localized magnetoreception for navigation
https://phys.org/news/2018-02-migrato...
“Migratory birds use a magnetic compass in their eye for navigation. The involved sensory mechanisms have long remained elusive, but now, researchers have revealed exactly where in the eye avian navigation is situated.”


Billions of Birds Migrate: Where Do They Go?
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ma...
“ Migratory birds have made their thousand-mile flights for millennia, but we are just now learning to map their mesmerizing journeys.”

Why Do Birds Migrate?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...
“One textbook explanation suggests either eating fruit or living in non-forested environments were the precursors needed to evolve migratory behavior. Not so, report a pair of ecologists from The University of Arizona in Tucson. The pressure to migrate comes from seasonal food scarcity.”

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