Seafinding in sea turtle hatchlings. Seafinding in sea turtle hatchlings. Silhouettes, Beach Slope, and Light Cues . When hatchlings emerge from their nests in the dunes of the beach, what information could they use to determine the oceanward direction?.
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When hatchlings emerge from their nests in the dunes of the beach, what information could they use to determine the oceanward direction?
Salmon, M., Wyneken, J., Fritz, E., and Lucas, M. (1992). Seafinding by hatchling sea turtles: Role of brightness, silhouette, and beach slope as orientation cues. Behaviour 122, 56-77.
Simple Braitenberg vehicle in sufficient for sea-finding problem
turtles eye view of natural visual scenes
From: Witherington and Martin 1996