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Sharks navigate using magnetic field – The West Australian

Research from Florida State University has found that sharks traverse the world’s oceans using earth’s magnetic field as a navigation aid.



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Sharks use the earth’s magnetic field as a sort of natural GPS to navigate journeys that take them great distances across the world’s oceans, scientists have found.
Researchers said marine laboratory experiments confirm long-held speculation that sharks use magnetic fields as aids to navigation – behaviour observed in other marine animals such as sea turtles.
Their study, published this month in the journal Current Biology, also sheds light on why sharks are able to traverse seas and find their…

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