Reply to post: Re: resource for all humanity and for the protection of nocturnal wildlife

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Re: resource for all humanity and for the protection of nocturnal wildlife

Sure, if such animals exist. Colour me skeptical. Citation needed.

Aside from humans, I've ever heard of such a thing, but I happily admit lacking detailed knowledge of the intricacies of nocturnal animal navigation.

How would such animals cope with... oh I don't know... clouds? Plus, the night sky changes signifcantly as the Earth orbits the sun and rotates on its axis. In all cases the night sky is far from constant.

I suspect any animal using stars for navigation can probably cope. Filter out faster moving stuff as noise, focus on the more constant, static stars.

If this really is a thing.

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