A new study suggests that ground squirrels use the sun as a navigational guide to search for its food stash.
A new study from the University of Oxford revealed that the further turtle doves and reed warblers traveled, the more new neurons they had in their brain. Interestingly, however, researchers found the neurons are utilized for different purposes.
When leaving their nests in the morning, wasps look back on their nests to take in distinct land markings to ensure they can find their way home after flying about all day searching for food.
A dozen giant sperm whales have found themselves stranded along the Dutch island of Texel and the German islands of Wangerooge and Helgoland this year. Experts say many made made wrong turns toward the coast after becoming disoriented.
The noisy claw sounds of snapping shrimp may be a good indication of reef health, researchers say.
Based on current rates of ocean acidification, scientists predict oceans will be much quieter in the future -- making it more difficult for baby fish, who rely on auditory cues as a primary method of navigation, to find their way home.
Darkness blankets the icy north in the winter, but tiny Arctic marine creatures are guided by the light of the moon. Researchers say the creatures' regular vertical migrations could help store more carbon deep in the ocean.
Cuckoos are migratory birds that use a complex decision-making process to find their way to their summer homes, even without the guidance of a sibling or biological parent.
To adapt to changing environments, fish have evolved with an enzyme researchers refer to as Cyp27c1, which is closely linked to vitamin A and known to promote good vision in low light.
In Rebecca Boyle's essay "The Health Effects of a World without Darkness," in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015, she talks about ways that light pollution both keeps us from seeing the stars that all our ancestors saw and throws animals off their migration patterns.