Space Weather Disrupts Nocturnal Bird Migration, Study Finds

October 9, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

With summer now behind us and only colder months to come, birds begin their seasonal migration to warmer climates. It’s well-known that birds and other animals rely on Earth’s magnetic field for long-distance navigation during seasonal migrations, but what happens when there are disruptions of the planet’s magnetic field? Researchers from the University of Michigan aim to answer these questions and shed light on migratory changes during these interruptions.

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