April 18, 2021


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Sea creatures’ strange circular swimming has scientists puzzled

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Marine animals are swimming in circles, and the scientists who discovered the strange behavior don’t know why.

Researchers have now observed green sea turtles, tiger sharks, penguins and Antarctic fur seals swimming in consecutive circles at a constant speed — a mystery the scientists think could be tied to the animals’ ability to navigate by magnetism.