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Salmon May Use Magnetic Field As a Navigational Aid
February 7, 2013
The mystery of how salmon navigate across thousands of miles of open ocean to locate their river of origin before journeying upstream to spawn has intrigued biologists for decades. A new study suggests a correlation with changes in the intensity of the geomagnetic field.
Oregon State University
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