Innate preference for magnetic compass direction in the Alpine newt, Triturus alpestris (Salamandridae, Urodela)?

Magnetic compass orientation was first discovered for migrating/homing birds in which all individuals of a population or species prefer a predictable magnetic direction during a particular migratory situation. If all other sensory cues are absent, the Earth’s magnetic field may serve as a reference for other orientation mechanisms. It will be demonstrated… (More)