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What Are Solar Storms Doing To The “GPS” Of Whales?

Whales–thought to be able to navigate using “magnetoreception”–detoured into the North Sea as the result of a geomagnetic storm, say scientists. A series of sperm whale strandings saw 29 of the animals beached across the North Sea in early 2016. As these whales are not normally found in the North Sea, the strandings were a bit of a mystery. But a study is now proposing that the solar storms that cause the northern and southern lights (aurora) could be to blame for the ill-fated whales ending up on the beaches.
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