Seals Use Incredible Navigation Tools To Find Home Where They Were Born

The Daily Telegraph2011-11-20:                      Forget Satnav, now there is seal-nav. Scientists have discovered that some seals are capable of finding their way back to the exact spot where they were born even after spending five years out at sea. Antarctic fur seal Photo: ALAMY tag –> By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent 8:15AM GMT 20 Nov 2011 Comments The Antarctic fur seals’ remarkable homing instinct, which is thought to be the most accurate of any sea mammal, allows the creatures to return to within a single body length of the spot where they were born to give birth to their own pups. Nearly four million of the sea mammals breed in huge colonies…                     more »

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~ by narhvalur on November 20, 2011.

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