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Ilia A. Solov'yov, Klaus Schulten, and Walter Greiner. How birds and other animals orient in the Earth magnetic field. Physik Journal, 9:23-28, 2010. (article in German only). (NIHMS: 280922)

SOLO2010A Many animals are able to sense the earth's magnetic field and use it for their orientation. Starting in the 1960s this magnetic sense was first described for higher organisms and later also experimentally shown for bacteria. The best investigated magnetic sense today is the compass of migrating birds. But even there, many details still elude the investigation.

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