Scientific Results

Moon orientation on moonless nights

Year: 2007

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.2006.05.018

Citations: 6
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