How Is It That Seals Find Themselves back To the Same Beach ?

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Offline neilep

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Dear Seal [attachment=15912]  and Sealologists,

As a Sheepie I of course luff seals. Seals are all I think about all day long. If everyone in the world  just concentrated on thinking about seals then imagine what a wonderful world it would be. Seals are exactly the same as sheepie except for the legs, flippers, the swimability and fondness for fish !


Look, hereís a seal ...he's called Eric !

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Eric Being A Seal Yesterday





What Iíd like to know is How Is It That Seals  Find Themselves back To the Same Beach (Sometimes Within A few Metres) After Many Years Away ?

How ?..why ?


Ewe see...I just do not know !!...nope !!...not a clue !...do ewe know ?...help me know by using what ewe know to make me know too !!



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« Last Edit: 23/01/2012 17:46:39 by neilep »
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They use a "seal telescope" [;)] ...

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http://www.beamreach.org/research/sealnightsight.pdf

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Well.........................I'm convinced !!......Thanks RD    [;)]
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Well.........................I'm convinced !!......Thanks RD    [;)]

The "seal telescope" experiment doesn't prove that seals do use the stars to navigate, but does demonstrate that they can see the stars.

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RD is of course completely correct - in fact seals have remarkable vision and adaptive eyes that are preternaturally heightened during the winter - as attested to by the soon to be ex-mr klum "But did you know, That when it snows, My eyes become large and, The light that you shine can be seen."  confirmation that they are guided-in by starlight
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Well I'll be darned. So that's how they do it eh RD.
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Seals can find their way back to the same beach, even within a range of a few metres, because it's the only thing in their entire life they actually have to remember. So they have a lot of brainspace to put that beach in ;)
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Seals can find their way back to the same beach, even within a range of a few metres, because it's the only thing in their entire life they actually have to remember. So they have a lot of brainspace to put that beach in ;)

Those sneaky ' seals of a beach '...I knew they had a conniving way !!   [;D] [;)]
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