I find it interesting that some animals, such as turtles, have this instinct to go back to the beach they were born on and give birth there. Why is this? Why not just go to the closest beach? And chicks that are left to fend for themselves, how do they know how to catch food? Or in plants, how does the male gamete know that it has landed on the correct female plant? How come humans don't have this natural instinct? is it because we've lost touch with nature?
Any ideas, thoughts, theories etc. would be very welcome. Thanks.
I know how the turtles find there way back to the water, but I am not sure about the others. What happens is that the moon (I think it must be the same with the sun) reflects light onto the water and the baby turtles and attracted to the shine/glow and they will find there way there. But the sad thing is that if there is a city or town near the sea they produce light and often a lot of the turtles try and go to the city and all the ones that do that will die.
I hope this helps.