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Nature’s GPS: Sharks read magnetic fields for directions – The Australian

Forget Google Maps — sharks can read the Earth’s magnetic field like a GPS navigator to find their way, a study in Current Biology showed Thursday.

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  • 2 hours ago May 7, 2021

Forget Google Maps — sharks can read the Earth’s magnetic field like a GPS navigator to find their way, a study in Current Biology showed Thursday.
Lead author Bryan Keller told AFP the paper vindicates a decades-old theory about how the aquatic predators are able to migrate vast distances, swim in arrow-straight lines, and return to their precise point of origin.
All these factors led scientists to believe that sharks — like sea turtles and certain other species — can…

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