Orientation of Ambystoma maculatum: Movements to and from Breeding Ponds

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Science  30 Jul 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3683, pp. 558-559
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3683.558


Migrating Ambystoma maculatum tend to utilize the same track on entering and leaving breeding ponds. The movements are usually accom plished at night in rain, fog, or cloudy, weather when visible celestial cues may not be available. The sensory basis for the orienting ability is unknown.