posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 12:02 PM
I found this article in which biologist Ken Lohmann of the University of North Carolina, describes some interesting discoveries that have been made
with respect to a sea turtle's ability to navigate and it has to do with their ability to detect minuscule variations in the earth's magnetic
Apparently, it has always been known that the turtles could detect their latitudinal location but it was considered to be impossible for them to
detect their longitudinal location. According to this article, that myth has now been dispelled. It also goes on to state that they suspect that
this ability may be present in other species such as birds.
Personally, I believe this phenomena is also part of a whale or dolphin's navigational system, biologically speaking, and I'm wondering if the
current shifts in the earth's poles and the resulting changes in it's magnetic fields might be contributing to some of the groundings or beachings
by whales and dolphins. Not to mention, the screwed up migratory patterns of birds being witnessed across the globe.
I understand that the earth's poles are always shifting but its usually a slow and steady process. After the big quake in S. America, I remember
reading that the poles shifted some 2 degrees, almost overnight.
On top of that, I read numerous articles regarding the weakening of the earth's magnetic fields as we approach what some say, might be a complete
reversal of the polarity of this planet. There have been numerous articles explaining that without those magnetic fields our planet and it's
inhabitants are more susceptible to things like skin cancer etc... especially during the upcoming solar maximum. Almost sounds like a "perfect
Anyway, these sea turtles are indeed fascinating creatures and I believe that much is to be learned, and forewarned, by studying the reaction of
nature to the earth's changing magnetic fields. Kinda like the canary in the coal mine, if you know what I mean. Just thought I'd share my
thoughts on the subject and hopefully get some of yours in return.