A Light-Independent Magnetic Compass in the Leatherback Sea Turtle.

@article{Lohmann1993ALM,
  title={A Light-Independent Magnetic Compass in the Leatherback Sea Turtle.},
  author={Kenneth J. Lohmann and Cmf Lohmann},
  journal={The Biological bulletin},
  year={1993},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={149-151}
}
Diverse animals can orient to the earth's magnetic field (1-6), but the mechanism or mechanisms undrlying magnetic field detection have not been determined. Behavioral (7-9) amd neurophysiological (10-12) results suggest that the transduction process underlying magnetic compass orientation in vertebrates is light-dependent, a finding consistent with theoretical models proposing that magnetoreception involves a modulation of the response of retinal photoreceptors to light (13, 14). We report… CONTINUE READING
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