Are you thinking of going South?

On a moonlit night at Ascension Island, a green sea turtle wades ashore after eight weeks of battling South Atlantic currents on a 1300 mile-odyssey from the shores of Brazil.  The giant turtle swims to the very beach where she was born, lays her eggs three feet deep in the sand, and a few hours later begins to swim back to South America.

In two months, the hatchlings will feel the same biological urge to migrate, and they will start their own journey to Brazil.  Sometime between eight and thirty-five years later, this new generation will return to Ascension, continuing a cycle that has existed for centuries.



What principle guides these turtles, so they land at the very same spot they were born many years later… 1300 miles away?



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