Spatial Orientation by Salamanders Using Plane-Polarized Light

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Science  20 Jul 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4096, pp. 285-287
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4096.285


Tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) can perceive the plane of polarization in linearly polarized light and can learn to use that e-vector direction for spatial orientation in indoor orientation tests.

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