September 2014

Sea turtles sense season change

sea turtles sense season change in their head, this tells them when to go back home, dead sea turtles were found that theirs didn't function as well

Along the cool temperate waters of the western and eastern margins of the North Atlantic, leatherback sea turtles swim, scouting for jellyfish during the summer. On the crown of their heads, they have a weird looking, non-pigmented pink area on the crown of their heads caled the pineal. Researchers are saying that the spot functions like a skylight in their skull, which allows them to sense subtle changes in sunlight.

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