Moon orientation on moonless nights
Authors: Ugolini A., Castellini C., Mercatelli L.
Autors Affiliation: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata , Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy;
Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Università di Firenze
Abstract: The sandhopper Talitrus saltator is known to use sun and moon compasses to return to the band of wet sand on a beach. The two compass systems are based on separate chronometric mechanisms that compensate for the azimuthal movement of the two astronomical cues. The aim of our research was to test whether the sandhopper
Journal/Review: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Volume: 73 (3) Pages from: 453 to: 456
KeyWords: talitrus; orientation; DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.05.018Citations: 6data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-05-31References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here