Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, January 26, 2015 6:57 pm

Odds and ends for Jan. 26

Filed under: Odds 'n' ends — Lex @ 6:57 pm

I’ve been fortunate to spend a lot of time at North Carolina’s Ocean Isle Beach, which, among many other virtues, is a hatching sanctuary for sea turtles. A big mystery: Female sea turtles, despite swimming thousands of miles a year, return every year to pretty much the same spot to lay eggs. How do they know? Now, UNC researchers think they know how the turtles know: They use the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate. Good. That remains, I believe, one of the few things about the planet that we can’t mess up.

I hear there’s some snow in the forecast. No, not New England. Us.

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