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How do animals navigate during migration?

    Animal migration involves remarkable navigation abilities, often guided by a combination of innate instincts and environmental cues. Birds, for example, may use the Earth’s magnetic field for orientation, along with visual landmarks and the position of the sun or stars. In the case of terrestrial mammals, scent markings, topographic features, and learned routes play crucial roles in guiding them during migration. Marine species, such as fish and marine mammals, rely on ocean currents, temperature gradients, and underwater topography for navigation.


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