Category Archives: electroreception

Blind Sharks: Detect Magnetic Fields?

By Kimberly Coombs (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Sharks are most commonly known as visual predators; … Continue reading

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Electroreception in mammals – the Guiana dolphin

By Karan Patel (Pitzer College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only.] The wide variety of aquatic habitats in the world … Continue reading

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Why are wobbegongs such good predators?

By Morgan Halley (Scripps College) and Kendall Kritzik (Scripps College) [edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the Claremont Colleges] There are a number of different sensory receptors found in animals. … Continue reading

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Timing the rise of a weakly-electric sense

By Jesse Osborn (Scripps College) and Hillary Bruegl (Scripps College) [edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the Claremont Colleges] The weakly electric sense of South American Gymnotiformes and the African … Continue reading

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