A new French study revealed this Monday stating that, dolphins are actually attracted towards magnets, spiritually of course.
In order to discover whether dolphins are magneto-sensitive or not, or either talented enough to sense the Earth’s magnetic field, researchers recently experimented that how 6 bottleneck dolphins swim freely independent of responding to barrels having both magnetized and non-magnetized blocks.
The researchers found that dolphins approach more swiftly towards the magnetized block as compare to the non-magnetized one, having the similar density and form, so undistinguishable with echolocation. “Though, we found that the dolphins have the ability to discriminate two stimuli due to their magnetic properties, a precondition to magneto-reception based steering,” researchers stated.
Therefore, if the results hold up to examination, it will be a significant discovery. However, there are several studies revealing that there are some animals that familiarize themselves with the Earth’s magnetic pull. A research was conducted by Baylor College of Medicine researchers’ way back in 2012 stating that pigeons have magneto-sensitive GPS cells in their brains.