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Animal Magnetism: First Evidence That Magnetism Helps Salmon Find Home

Posted Feb 07 2013 12:10pm

Map showing Vancouver and Pacific ocean and arrows indicating southern and northern route of salmon

When migrating, sockeye salmon typically swim up to 4,000 miles into the ocean and then, years later, navigate back to the upstream reaches of the rivers in which they were born to spawn their young. Scientists, the fishing community and lay people have long wondered how salmon find their way to their home rivers over such epic distances.

How do they do that?

A new study, published in this ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126720&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF News item.

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