The Way Home
Fri February 8, 2013
Study: Salmon Could Use Earth’s Magnetic Field To Go Home
Salmon travel thousands of miles out to the open ocean to feed and mature. Then after a few years they head home, back to the exact river where they hatched to spawn the next generation.
Scientists don’t fully understand how the fish find their way back, but a new study found that salmon could be determining their routes home by shifts in the earth's magnetic field.
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