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21 April 2011 – Daily Mail Reporter

Humpback whales can travel thousands of miles deep underwater in an astonishingly straight line – and the sun, moon and stars may be why they never get lost.


Scientists used satellite technology to track 16 tagged whales as they migrated thousands of kilometres northwards from the South Atlantic and South Pacific – but could not work out how they manage to navigate their way through the ocean’s turbulent waters with such accuracy.

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