Category Archives: Animal Migration

Conversations about animal navigation…

At a recent meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation I met Jon Ward. Jon was brought up in Africa as a boy and spent much time roaming the countryside and going to distant villages out of sight of his … Continue reading

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Successful acceptance test of the ICARUS qualification model

This site takes you into the world where technology is trying to understand animal migration by using tags and a sophisticated satellite system to follow routes taken by animals.  Up until now tags have often been very heavy, or at … Continue reading

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Intro This site takes you into the world where technology is trying to understand animal migration by using tags and a sophisticated satellite system to follow routes taken by animals.  Up until now tags have often been very heavy, or … Continue reading

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Animal Navigation Model

Antonio Nafarrate, one of our associate editors has sent his latest thinking: I am very interested in how so much of what he presents here fits with other pieces in our puzzle to understand how Animal Navigation might work Richard … Continue reading

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Our co-editor Antonio Nafarrate has recently written these remarks 

Following the 2016 Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) Conference on “Animal Navigation”, Dr. Painter claims that after some 50 years of work, the Magnetic “mechanism is not fully understood”. In my judgment, it will never be, because there is no … Continue reading

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How do animals keep from getting lost?

Showcased at the Royal Institute of Navigation is this interesting piece on animal migration. Maura O’Connor is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn. Her first book is: “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things,” from St. Martin’s Press. … Continue reading

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Annual Conference of Dowsers on Animal Navigation

In September 2015 I was asked to give a workshop at the Annual Conference of Dowsers on Animal Navigation. Of course I talked about how animals, including birds, navigate and all the outstanding questions that remain on how they do … Continue reading

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