‘Third Eye’ Helps Sea Turtles Sense Changes in Seasons
(Click to enlarge) Leatherback sea turtle. (Credit: Tom Doyle)
Each summer, leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) migrate thousands of kilometers from their tropical breeding grounds to feed in cooler waters.
(From Science Magazine/by Jennifer Balmer)–Yet how the animals know when to begin their long journey back south at the end of the season has mostly remained a mystery.
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