Sharks use Earth’s magnetic field as ‘GPS’ guidance system, study says

Sharks use Earth’s magnetic field as ‘GPS’ guidance system, study says
  • Florida scientists use juvenile bonnetheads for research
  • Authors say findings applicable to other ocean-going sharks

Scientists in Florida have concluded that sharks possess an internal navigation system similar to GPS that allows them to use Earth’s magnetic forces to travel long distances with accuracy.

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