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Courtesy U.S. Park Service

Boca Raton, Florida


Position:
26°22'N 80°6'W


Datemark:
August 1994


Mission:
Report on research on how sea turtles use Earth’s magnetic field to navigate; report on threats to sea turtles that nest on Florida’s Atlantic coast

Under Auspices of:
Earth magazine and Living on Earth

Results:
Radio feature and print articles

 

  • Read Earthly Attractions: Sea turtles are uncanny navigators. New research findings suggest they  read Earth’s magnetic field like a map, published in Earth
  • Listen to Long Slow March to the Sea, broadcast on Living on Earth
  • Read to Magnetic Migrations, published in The Boston Globe (clicking link downloads a Word document)