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Animal behaviour - The lobster navigators

Author:
  • Thomas Alerstam
Publishing year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 27-28
Publication/Series: Nature
Volume: 421
Issue: 6918
Document type: Journal article (letter)
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Abstract english

When experimentally displaced in geomagnetic space, spiny lobsters act as if to make their way home. This is a fascinating case of navigation by an invertebrate using a magnetic map sense.

Keywords

  • Biological Sciences

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Published
  • ISSN: 0028-0836
Thomas Alerstam
E-mail: thomas.alerstam [at] biol.lu.se

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