animals that migrate

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The pheasant-tailed jacana of southeast Asia is not only possibly the most spectacular of the jacanas, it is also unique in its behaviour.  Most jacanas are sedentary birds, staying in one location throughout the year.  Pheasant-tailed jacanas at the northern part of their range, however, will breed in southern China and the Himalayas, then winter in southern India and southeast Asia.  This makes them the only migratory jacanas.

What a fintastic jump! 

This playful Risso’s dolphin calf was spotted leaping through the air in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. 

Risso’s dolphins tend to be found over deep water, where they hunt for squid and other animals that migrate to the ocean surface at night. Oddly, these dolphins lack teeth in their upper jaw, instead using two to seven pairs of peg-like teeth in their lower jaw to capture prey! 

(Photo: Douglas Croft)

Green turtle – Christian Vizl

The green turtle is not named for the colour of its shell, which is olive-brown, but for its greenish colour fat. It feeds on seagrass or algae and makes long migrations from feeding to nesting grounds – Brazilian green turtles migrate 2,250km to get to Ascension Island. The temperature at which their eggs are incubated determines the gender of the young, with hotter temperatures producing more females, leading to a skewed gender ratio and fewer opportunities to procreate. It is threatened by fishing for its meat and to produce tourist curios.

Photograph: Christian Vizl/Wildscreen 2017

Reincarnation, Race Memory and DNA

by Saṃsāran 

  • Only 3% of the data in human DNA is used to build our incredibly complex bodies and brain.
  • Maybe another 10% of this information is genetic modules.
  • the other 87% is unaccounted for.   Think about it if the code for our entire body is in 3% of that code what fantastic amount of data can 87% represent?
  • Epigenetics has shown that real life information i.e. memory can be coded into the helix
  • We know that real world maps are encoded in the brains of migrating animals which could only happen if there were a mechanism to write code into the strand.
  • There are many cases of people have uncanny abilities which manifest themselves after an injury such as the ability to play a musical instrument, speak a foreign language or know their way around a city they have never visited.
  • Many societies from the ancient Greeks, Hindu, Australian Aborigines and some Native American tribes recognize the idea of reincarnation simply because so much real world experience points to a continuation of some part of who we are. They didn’t know about DNA so attributed it to the transmigration of “souls”.

This leads me to the idea that we contain real world memories of our ancestors which are “race memory”. This information, like dream memories, are not part of our waking awareness simply because it would be confusing if we could not distinguish present memory with dreams or past memory.  This memory is available to us in our unconscious state which is why we can access it in our dreams or in meditation.  Occasionally people can recall portions of this memory in their waking state either just naturally or after a brain or nervous system injury.

It all bears investigation.

pages 307 328 334 - once you realize that ducks are living creatures it becomes much more difficult to consider them as interchangeable cogs within the economic system. Ducks have hopes, dreams and an inbuilt desire to fly south for the winter and north again when it’s time to breed.

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