FISH COMPASSES

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Baby reef fish have an in­ter­nal mag­netic “com­pass” that di­rects them home at night, world-first re­search has re­vealed. Pro­fes­sor Mike Kings­ford from the ARC Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence for Co­ral Reef Stud­ies at James Cook Univer­sity col­lab­o­rated with col­leagues in Ger­many to find out how tiny Car­di­nal fish were able to swim to­wards home when there was no sun or stars to guide them. The fish were col­lected from One Tree Is­land on the Great Bar­rier Reef.

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