Saturday, 26 January 2013

Dung Beetles Shown to Navigate Milky Way

Dung Beetles Navigate Via the Milky Way, First Known in the Animal Kingdom - National Geographic

Slightly off topic, but this is an interesting article by Christine Dell'Amore about a new study that shows dung beetles navigate via the Milky Way.

"The tiny insects can orient themselves to the bright stripe of light generated by out galaxy, and move in a line relative to it, according to recent experiments in South Africa.

"This is a complicated navigational feat - it's quite impressive for an animal that size", said study co-author Eric Warrant, a biologist at the university of Lund in Sweden."

Image - National Geographic website

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