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The Biology of Sharks and Rays$
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Peter A. Klimley and Steven Oerding

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226442495

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.001.0001

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Sense of Electromagnetic Fields: Electroreception/Magnetoreception

Sense of Electromagnetic Fields: Electroreception/Magnetoreception

(p.213) Chapter 9 Sense of Electromagnetic Fields: Electroreception/Magnetoreception
The Biology of Sharks and Rays

A. Peter Klimley

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the electromagnetic sense which enables sharks, rays, and chimaeras to find their way in the apparently featureless ocean by following the subtle patterns of magnetization on the sea floor or the earth's dipolar magnetic field. It covers the anatomy and distribution of ampullae of Lorenzini; prey detection; mate detection; orientation and navigation; and the hierarchy of senses.

Keywords:   electromagnetic sense, sharks, rays, chimaeras, magnetic field, ampullae of Lorenzini, prey detection, mate detection

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