Experientia

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 86–88 | Cite as

Magnets in guitarfish vestibular receptors

  • D. P. O'Leary
  • J. Vilches-Troya
  • R. F. Dunn
  • A. Campos-Munõz
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Summary

Black magnetic particles are intermixed with white crystalline otoconia in the inner ear gravity receptors of a saltwater ray. Their size and composition suggest that they are multidomains of magnetite-ilmenite.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. O'Leary
    • 1
  • J. Vilches-Troya
    • 1
  • R. F. Dunn
    • 1
  • A. Campos-Munõz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Vestibular DisordersUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Eye and Ear HospitalPittsburghUSA

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