Category Archives: Animal Migration

Do you have a sense of direction?

There is a lot of work going on in the navigation field.  All the researchers in this field are now clear that navigation takes place in the sub-conscious.  I made the mistake of thinking that native peoples who seemed to … Continue reading

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Animal navigation and biological rhythms: the inertial theory by Antonio B. Nafarrate

Editor’s comments: This paper is quite old but it does propose another navigation mechanism than the current obsession with magnetic orientation.  The magnetic field  has the terrible drawback of changing all the time and birds have migrating successfully before and … Continue reading

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Timing avian long-distance migration

Susanne Åkesson is one of the foremost academics working in the field of animal navigation.  Her recent paper: “Timing avian long-distance migration: from internal clock mechanisms to global flights” is impressive and important. Please see attached the whole paper: Timing avian … Continue reading

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Human Navigation some ideas October 2017

Humans, who are after all sophisticated animals have a very highly developed frontal cortex. This does our intellectual thinking. The right side is usually dominant. It also tends to be where humans view their world. Almost no humans feel and … Continue reading

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Dr Kate Jeffery’s paper 0ct 2017

Dr Kate Jeffery is one of our heroes and has a lab at University College London where she experiments with what the brain is doing when rats navigate around a maze. In her experimental rig, she can see neurons fire … Continue reading

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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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