Dogs Do Their Doodies And Salmon Swim Home Magnetically

NPR- February 7, 2014

Last month, there was the news that Czech researchers believe that dogs prefer to align themselves along “the North-South axis under calm [magnetic field] conditions” when they’re dropping those deposits that we owners have to pick up.

Now, there’s word in the journal Current Biology that researchers in Oregon say they’ve found evidence suggesting that Chinook salmon are born with an “inherited magnetic map” that helps them navigate across thousands of miles of ocean waters and rivers.

For migration or pooping, this largesse:
A genetically modified GPS.

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