Study: Lobsters Possess Homing Abilities Research published in the current issue of the science journal Nature shows that lobsters use the earth's magnetic fields to navigate the ocean. Scientists believe the lobsters -- and other animals with homing instincts such as birds -- have tiny amounts of a mineral in their body that actually pick up the magnetic field. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.
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Study: Lobsters Possess Homing Abilities

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Study: Lobsters Possess Homing Abilities

Study: Lobsters Possess Homing Abilities

Study: Lobsters Possess Homing Abilities

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Research published in the current issue of the science journal Nature shows that lobsters use the earth's magnetic fields to navigate the ocean. Scientists believe the lobsters — and other animals with homing instincts such as birds — have tiny amounts of a mineral in their body that actually pick up the magnetic field. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.