Navigating Off Course

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Wolf and Wehner* investigated navigation to a food source in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis. Navigation errors are common, even among humans. Wolf and Wehner note that because of navigation errors, mariners sailing to a far off location would often arrive at the coast at a location slightly off course. If they had navigated to arrive dead on, they would be uncertain which direction to turn to reach their destination. However, if they steered to a direction to one…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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