Bottlenose dolphins can detect weak electric fields, which helps them to find prey buried in the sand and avoid predators. Furthermore, the ability to detect weak electric fields may enable dolphins to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field through induction-based magnetoreception.

Bottlenose dolphins can detect weak electric fields, which helps them to find prey buried in the sand and avoid predators. Furthermore, the ability to detect weak electric fields may enable dolphins to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field through induction-based magnetoreception.