S3E9 – Globe Skimmers and Mechanisms for Navigation

Embark on an extraordinary journey with us on The Biome Podcast as we dive into the mesmerising world of migration. In our Animal Spotlight segment, we shine a light on the Globe Skimmer Dragonfly, an insect that undertakes one of the longest migrations across the Indian Ocean, travelling 11,000 miles in a round trip from India to Africa and back. We’ll uncover the remarkable adaptations that allow these dragonflies to conquer vast distances and explore the challenges they face along the way.

In the second half of the episode, we’ll delve into the technical realm of animal navigation. From the sun and stars to geomagnetic fields and even the power of scent, we’ll reveal the ingenious ways that creatures of all kinds navigate their migrations. How do birds, whales, and even insects use nature’s tools to find their way across continents and oceans?

Tune in for a captivating exploration of nature’s mysteries, as we unravel the marvels of migration and the extraordinary strategies that guide animals on their epic journeys.

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