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How do animals make use of magnetic forces?

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How do animals make use of magnetic forces? Many animals migrate for very long distances, but they arrive back at their birthplace in order to breed. This behavior has puzzled scientists for many years, but they have now found that many of these creatures contain tiny particles of magnetite in special organs, allowing them to orientate themselves accurately.

Magnetic navigation alone is not enough to account for the amazing ability of these animals to find their way over vast distances. It is thought that they also use other navigation aids, such as the position of the Sun, to help them.

Many animals, such as the albatross, are able to travel enormous distances in order to arrive at a particular destination. Their accurate navigation is helped by the presence of tiny magnetic particles in special organs, acting like a compass.


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Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 13 December '11


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