Magnetic compass orientation in the European eel.

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Caroline M F Durif ; Howard I Browman ; John B Phillips ; Anne Berit Skiftesvik ; L Asbjørn Vøllestad ; Hans H Stockhausen
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 3 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059212, pmc: PMC3598651
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Earth Sciences | Species Extinction | Behavioral Ecology | Neuroscience | Animal Behavior | Geophysics | Medicine | Freshwater Ecology | Marine Biology | Q | Ecology | R | Geomagnetism | Science | Sensory Systems | Zoology

European eel migrate from freshwater or coastal habitats throughout Europe to their spawning grounds in the Sargasso Sea. However, their route (∼ 6000 km) and orientation mechanisms are unknown. Several attempts have been made to prove the existence of magnetoreception ... View more
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