Category Archives: Animal Migration

Mass beaching fuels Japan quake fears

Antonio Nafarrate, one of our editors, shares this with you: He explains that this was caused by changes in the gravitational topography. >>>> http://news.yahoo.com/mass-beaching-fuels-unscientific-japan-quake-fears-070314256.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=ma

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Sense of direction supported by clues by Marcus Bicknell

Marcus Bicknell talks here about how a sense of direction is supported by clues conscious or unconscious that hone the general direction to take. My feeling is that many of us do always know which direction to go. The instinct … Continue reading

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Pilot Navigation, a mix of instinct and information – By Marcus Bicknell

Please enjoy this article by Marcus Bicknell who is a pilot in his own right but was also trained by his father, who flew reconnaissance  missions all over the Content in Mosquitoes during the war, without any navigational aids, of … Continue reading

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Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

This is a fascinating link that describes how in many languages you always refer to yourself and give instructions in a geographical manner: move your foot North for instance.  This means that all the speakers of these languages always know their … Continue reading

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Traditional Shepherding and Transumance in the Cevennes

Transumance  is the seasonal movement of animals from the lowlands to high pastures for the summer months. This article and images come from witnessing Transumance in the Cevennes each year and talking to Annie Lashermes whose flock it is. The … Continue reading

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Navigation Networks in the Brain

Professor Kate Jeffery of University College London gave the annual address to the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) this year (2014). This article published in RIN’s Navigation News is, for me, a seminal step forward in describing the parameters of animal navigation … Continue reading

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The hippocampus of rats

Prof Kate Jeffery has done some very interesting work on how the hippocampus of rats processes navigational information. Scientists are clear that the hippocampus is critical for navigation but believe that it is only one part of a larger system … Continue reading

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