New study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles

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New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles that could inform future conservation efforts. Loggerhead sea turtles that nest on beaches with similar magnetic fields are genetically similar to one another, according to a new study by UNC-Chapel Hill biologists Kenneth J. Lohmann and J. Roger Brothers.

The study will publish in the journal Current Biology on April 12.

Source: New study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles

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