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Orientation of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) in normal and null magnetic fields

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Orientation of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) in normal and null magnetic fields

Chew, G.L. and Brown, Grant E. (1989) Orientation of rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) in normal and null magnetic fields. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 67 (3). pp. 641-643. ISSN 0008-4301

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/z89-092

Abstract

In the absence of distinct visual or olfactory cues, adult and juvenile rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) showed preferred orientation in the presence of a normal magnetic field. In contrast, fish tested in a null magnetic field showed no directed orientation. These results were obtained in both the presence and absence of a slight (12-cm/s) circular water current. These findings indicate that nonanadromous salmonids, like anadromous forms, are capable of sensing magnetic cues during certain types of spatial activity.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Biology
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Chew, G.L. and Brown, Grant E.
Journal or Publication:Canadian Journal of Zoology
Date:March 1989
Funders:
  • Alberta Heritage fund for Medical Research
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
ID Code:6736
Deposited By:DANIELLE DENNIE
Deposited On:18 Jun 2010 14:52
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 18:13
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