Magnetic compass orientation in the European eel.
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)
(issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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 ...