Crocodiles ‘surf’ long distance on ocean currents
A crocodile swimming Estuarine crocodiles are poor swimmers
Saltwater crocodiles enjoy catching a wave and can travel hundreds of kilometres by “surfing” on ocean currents, a study suggests.
Australian researchers used sonar sensors and satellite transmitters to monitor 20 reptiles’ movements.
They found the crocodiles undertook numerous trips of over 10km (6.2 miles), but only when a current flowed in their direction of travel.
The results of the research appear in the Journal of Animal Zoology. …. Read more