“The moment loggerhead sea turtles hatch, they embark on a complex ocean voyage that covers thousands of miles; those in Puerto Rico head northeast, while those in the Cape Verde Islands swim northwest. How do they know which way to go?” Scientists and animal experts have spent decades researching the ability of these turtles to know where to go. Nathan Putman from the University of North Carolina explains their latest explanation as an ability to detect the magnetic fields of the Earth “serves them like a GPS.”
--The Week, March 18, 2011 p. 27 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
As our scientists and experts study the animals for insights into understanding life, they are simply following the directions of Job to study the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. You never know, they may teach us something yet about navigating the globe.
Job 12:7-8 (CEV) (7) If you want to learn, then go and ask the wild animals and the birds, (8) the flowers and the fish.