24 Apr '11, 8pm
Whales' Travel Hundreds of Miles Without Deviating More Than a Degree.
Whales' Amazing Navigation Skills Puzzle Scientists Photo: flickkerphotos / cc Without the aid of maps, roadsigns, and GPS equipment, many human travelers would have hard time reaching their destinations, but such unassisted journeys are no problem at all for humpback whales. Researchers studying whale migration found that humpbacks are amazingly accurate navigators -- able to travel across hundreds of miles of vast ocean without deviating more than a single degree (or stopping to ask for directions) -- and no one is entirely sure how they do it. View the entire comment thread.