Navigational challenges in the oceanic migrations of leatherback sea turtles

@article{Sale2009NavigationalCI,
  title={Navigational challenges in the oceanic migrations of leatherback sea turtles},
  author={Alessandro Sale and Paolo Luschi},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276},
  pages={3737 - 3745}
}
The open-sea movements of marine animals are affected by the drifting action of currents that, if not compensated for, can produce non-negligible deviations from the correct route towards a given target. Marine turtles are paradigmatic skilful oceanic navigators that are able to reach remote goals at the end of long-distance migrations, apparently overcoming current drift effects. Particularly relevant is the case of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), which spend entire years in the… CONTINUE READING

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