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Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems$
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Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199583096

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.001.0001

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Migration and navigation

Migration and navigation

(p.82) Chapter 6 Migration and navigation
Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Ole B. Stabell

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers some fascinating ways animals use chemical cues to find their way home. It notes that the sensory system used for finding the way may vary, but in many instances, chemical sensing appears fundamental in lower vertebrates as well as in invertebrates. It defines what migration, navigation, and orientation are. It also states that the compounds constituting the chemical signals used in migration and orientation, as well as their solubility and life spans, are important aspects of chemical ecology.

Keywords:   chemical cues, sensory system, chemical sensing, lower vertebrates, invertebrates, migration, navigation, orientation, chemical ecology, solubility

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