Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals

  title={Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals},
  author={H. Mouritsen},
  • H. Mouritsen
  • Published 2018
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • For centuries, humans have been fascinated by how migratory animals find their way over thousands of kilometres. Here, I review the mechanisms used in animal orientation and navigation with a particular focus on long-distance migrants and magnetoreception. I contend that any long-distance navigational task consists of three phases and that no single cue or mechanism will enable animals to navigate with pinpoint accuracy over thousands of kilometres. Multiscale and multisensory cue integration… CONTINUE READING
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