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The Direction Ducks Land

My thanks to my fellow Fellows at the Royal Institute of Navigation for drawing my attention to some research that slipped past me a few years ago. Hynek Burda, of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, led a team of 11 zoologists in a study of the way…

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Back from Crete

Just back from a natural navigation expedition in Crete. In summary: a sweaty success. More to follow in email newsletter etc.

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Sand Collars

My thanks to Ian Ward and John Angus for making me aware of a curious beach phenomenon known as 'sand collars'. The eggs of a sea snail known as the 'moon snail' can create a horseshoe shape that appears to be made of sand. They are flexible and tearable. After…

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