Structure and function of the vertebrate magnetic sense

@article{Walker1997StructureAF,
  title={Structure and function of the vertebrate magnetic sense},
  author={Michael M Walker and Carol E. Diebel and Cordula V. Haugh and Patricia M. Pankhurst and John C Montgomery and Colin R. Green},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={390},
  pages={371-376}
}
Some vertebrates can navigate over long distances using the Earth's magnetic field, but the sensory system that they use to do so has remained a mystery. Here we describe the key components of a magnetic sense underpinning this navigational ability in a single species, the rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss). We report behavioural and electrophysiological responses to magnetic fields and identify an area in the nose of the trout where candidate magnetoreceptor cells are located. We have… 
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