Cover ImageCover: A hatchling loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) emerges from its nest on the beach and immediately crawls to the sea, where it begins a migration across the Atlantic ocean. Turtles follow the path of the North Atlantic gyre, a current system that encircles the Sargasso sea, and individuals that stray outside this route likely die. Fuxjager et al. (pp. 2504−2508) show that newly hatched loggerheads are capable of using an extensive set of regional geomagnetic fields along their migratory pathway, but not outside of it, as navigational markers to prevent them from leaving the gyre system. Photo credit: Matthew Fuxjager.
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Orientation of hatchling loggerhead sea turtles to regional magnetic fields along a transoceanic migratory pathway
Deep-sea echinoderm oxygen consumption rates and an interclass comparison of metabolic rates in Asteroidea, Crinoidea, Echinoidea, Holothuroidea and Ophiuroidea
Not all songbirds calibrate their magnetic compass from twilight cues: a telemetry study
The kinematic consequences of locomotion on sloped arboreal substrates in a generalized (Rattus norvegicus) and a specialized (Sciurus vulgaris) rodent
Neuroepithelial cells and the hypoxia emersion response in the amphibious fish Kryptolebias marmoratus
Functional impacts of ocean acidification in an ecologically critical foundation species
Loading mechanics of the femur in tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) during terrestrial locomotion
Locomotor loading mechanics in the hindlimbs of tegu lizards (Tupinambis merianae): comparative and evolutionary implications
In vivo strains in the femur of the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) during terrestrial locomotion: testing hypotheses of evolutionary shifts in mammalian bone loading and design
Evidence that potential fish predators elicit the production of carapace vibrations by the American lobster
Meet the JEB Editors @ SEB 2023
Come and meet the JEB team at the Society for Experimental Biology centenary conference from 4-7 July in Edinburgh, UK. Visit exhibition stand 13/15 to pick up JEB centenary goodies, including our new ‘100 years of discovery’ T shirt, and join our Meet the JEB Editors event on Thursday 6 July at 12.30 at Platform 5 to find out more about the journal and chat to Editors including EiC Craig Franklin, Monitoring Editors Sanjay Sane, Trish Schulte and John Terblanche and the in-house News and Reviews team.
New funding schemes for junior faculty staff
In celebration of our 100th anniversary, JEB has launched two new grants to support junior faculty staff working in animal comparative physiology and biomechanics who are within five years of setting up their first lab/research group. Check out our ECR Visiting Fellowships and Research Partnership Kickstart Travel Grants. First deadline for applications is 15 July 2023.
JEB@100: an interview with Monitoring Editor Katie Gilmour
Katie Gilmour tells us how she first encountered the JEB Editorial team as a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, UK, and how she would like to have a Star Trek tricorder to monitor fish non-invasively in the field.
The Forest of Biologists
The Forest of Biologists is a biodiversity initiative created by The Company of Biologists, with support from the Woodland Trust. For every Research and Review article published in Journal of Experimental Biology a native tree is planted in a UK forest. In addition to this we are protecting and restoring ancient woodland and are dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. Visit our virtual forest to learn more.
Centenary Review - Adaptive echolocation behavior
Cynthia F. Moss and colleagues discuss the behaviours used by echolocating mammals to track and intercept moving prey, interrogate dynamic sonar scenes, and exploit visual and passive acoustic stimuli.
Crucial DNA at crux of insect wing size evolution
Keity Farfán-Pira and colleagues have revealed that a tiny region of regulatory DNA in the vestigial gene governs whether insect wings are large or small and has played a key role in the evolution of insect wing size.