Magnetoreception In Animals BY : Sarah Fertikh 6r

MAIN SUMMARY

Hello, today I am going to educate you on the special ability, magnetoreception. I am going to tell you how it works, what it is, and how can animals use it. At the end, I will inform you with very interesting fun facts about magnetoreception.

What is magnetoreception? How can animals navigate using magnoreception?

AN INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATE YOU ABOUT MAGNETORECEPTION.

Main Idea

Magnetoreception is the ability an animal has to detect the Earth's magnetic field to navigate, find locations, to migrate, and spawning.

Summary

Magnetoreception is the ability for certain animals to orient themselves based on the Earth’s magnetic field. Many animals contain or have particles of magnetite which is a type of iron ore that was found in Grece in their bodies. Magnetoreception is used for navigational, altitude and location purposes by animals like fruit flies, bats, and other creatures. In other words, magnetoreception is an extraordinary ability and sense that allows certain animals to detect a magnetic field to distinguish or identify direction, altitude, or location. The use of the magnetic field, is to navigate and help an animal to know where to find food, where they live or a certain path.

Magnetoreception in Sea Turtles and Hatchlings

A BRIEF EXPLANATION ABOUT HOW MAGNETORECEPTION WORKS WITH SEA TURTLES AND HATCHLINGS.

Main Idea

Sea turtles use the Earth's magnetic field as a source to help them navigate along their long migration journeys.

Hawksbill sea turtle

Summary

Young sea turtles use the Earth's magnetic field as a source of navigational information during their migration. When they are baby turtle hatchlings, they never been in the ocean. Studies with young sea turtles have suggested that a significant part of a turtle's navigational skill involves magnetoreception, the ability to detect the Earth's magnetic field. The Earth's field is one of several guides that newly hatched turtles use as they migrate offshore for the very first time. When the turtles are farther out to sea, the magnetic field works as a little navigational points or markers that help the turtles navigate.

Magnetoreception in Birds

HOW DOES MAGNETORECEPTION WORK IN BIRDS? HERE'S AN INFORMATIONAL TEXT TO TELL YOU HOW.

Main Idea

Birds migrate when the weather is cold. In order to stay on their migrating tracks, they must use the Earth's magnetic field that lead them to their destination.

Just like the sea turtles, birds migrate to warm places when it gets cold too. Birds use magnetroreception almost like how sea turtles do. Each year, birds migrate long distances but in order to do that, they use the earth magnetic field. Just like the sea turtles, the Earth's field turns into little location makers or points.

Magnetoreception in Spiny Lobsters

DOES MAGNETORECEPTION APPLY WITH SPINY LOBSTERS? YES IT DOES, HERE'S HOW.

Main Idea

Spiny lobsters must be able to navigate to migrate, to mate, and to spawn. In order to navigate to be able to reach their destination, they must use the Earth's magnetic field. With the iron ore, magnetite in their bodies, they can detect the magnetic field to navigate.

Summary

Spiny lobsters mostly live in the coral reef in the Atlantic Ocean on the West side. These crustacean animals have "magnetic compass" senses that helps them maintain direction they are going.

Citations of Pictures That I Used

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Citations For Websites I Used For Reserch

What is magnetoreception? How can animals navigate using magnetoreception? - "Magnetoreception." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Mar. 2017. Web. 15 Mar. 2017.

Magnetoreception in Sea Turtles and Hatchlings - Kenneth J. Lohmann Current Biology, Vol. 17, Issue 3, R102–R104 Published in issue: February 06, 2007

Magnetoreception in Birds - Rodgers, Christopher T., and P. J. Hore. "Chemical Magnetoreception in Birds: The Radical Pair Mechanism." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. National Acad Sciences, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2017.

Magnectoreception in Spiny Lobsters - "Spiny Lobster Orientation, Homing, and Navigation." Spiny Lobster Orientation, Homing, and Navigation. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2017.

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