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Study shows land-locked Atlantic salmon also use magnetic field to navigate

A new study shows that Atlantic salmon use the Earth's magnetic field as a navigational tool - much like their cousins, Pacific salmon -...

New study highlights shark protections, vulnerability to fishing

A new analysis shows that the habitats of three shark species (great hammerhead, tiger, and bull sharks) are relatively well protected from longline fishing...

Painted lady’s roundtrip migratory flight is the longest recorded in butterflies

Previously known to migrate from Europe to the Afrotropics during the autumn, the fate of this butterfly species and its offspring remained unknown. Researchers were...

Genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides turtles

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles...

Caribou drone study finds ‘enormous variation’ within herd

Herd animals may not be as conformist as we thought, according to new research published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. The first...

Feeding wildlife can influence migration, spread of disease

Animal migration patterns are changing as humans alter the landscape, according to new research from the University of Georgia. Those changes can affect wildlife...

Listening to data could be the best way to track salmon migration

Sound could be the key to understanding ecological data: in a new study in Heliyon, researchers have turned chemical data that shows salmon migration patterns...

The starry sky shows nocturnal animals the way

Nocturnal animals can use the stars and the Milky Way to find their way during the darkest hours. While animal navigation is studied all...

Bats as barometer of change

Historical radar data from weather monitoring archives have provided unprecedented access to the behaviours of the world's largest colony of migratory bats and revealed...

Timing of spring birdsong provides climate insights

Climate change has scientists worried that birds' annual migration and reproduction will be thrown out of sync with the seasons. Because birds' songs are...

Call for improved technologies to save imperiled salmon

Scientists working to protect California's most endangered salmon say in a new report that key improvements in tracking Sacramento River winter-run Chinook through California's...

What does flight speed of migrating birds depend on?

The flight speed of birds is more complex than research has previously managed to show. In a new study from Lund University in Sweden,...

Timing of migration is changing for songbirds

Changes in the timing of birds' migration can have serious negative effects if, for example, they throw the birds out of sync with the...

Foraging hotspots for loggerhead turtle rookery identified

UCF alumna Simona Ceriani today published a new study that finds sea turtles are what they eat - but where they eat may be...

Migration makes breeding harder for seabirds

An international collaboration has for the first time revealed the key drivers of seabird migration. The new study suggests that puffin colonies that travel...