Magnetic field perception by electroreceptors in Black Sea skates

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THE perception of the Earth's magnetic field by vertebrates for orientation purposes has been discussed for over a century1–4. New approaches to this, still unsolved, problem were made after the lateral line of some fish species was shown to contain electroreceptor structures5,6. The great sensitivity of these structures to electrical stimulation suggested… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/249178a0

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