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Scientists To Tape Magnets To Crocodiles To Confuse Them

First Posted: 03/28/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:05 PM ET

Crocodile

Crocodiles are notoriously territorial and when biologists move them from urban areas to new homes in the wild, they often go right back to the place where they were captured, traveling up to 10 miles a week to get there.

Scientists believe they rely in part on the Earth's magnetic fields to navigate, and that taping magnets to both sides of their heads disorients them.

Read the whole story: Reuters

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