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2014-06-04 15:19:56

Exposure to iron pipes and steel rebar, such as the materials found in most hatcheries, affects the navigation ability of young steelhead trout by altering the important magnetic "map sense" they need for migration.

Pacific Salmon Rely On The Earth's Magnetic Field To Navigate
2014-02-07 10:24:41

Salmon have an uncanny ability to return to the river of their birth to spawn as adults and a new study in the journal Current Biology has found that these fish are born with an innate ability to sense Earth's magnetic field.

Salmon Use Magnetic Maps To Navigate Home
2013-02-08 10:14:44

A new analysis of over 56 years of data has revealed that sockeye salmon use magnetic maps to navigate their way back to spawning grounds after years at sea.

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2011-02-25 09:18:02

From the very first moments of life, hatchling loggerhead sea turtles have an arduous task.


Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.