Dolphins Reveal a Mysterious Hidden Sense: They Can Detect Electric Fields by sciencealert.com
One of the most well-studied marine mammals in the world has been secretly harboring a superpower sixth sense.
Two captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have now proved to researchers at the University of Rostock and Nuremberg Zoo in Germany that they can reliably sense weak electric fields in the water with their long snouts.
The discovery hints at the possibility that some marine mammals really can sniff out the electric currents of small prey buried in the sand. They might even use the skill to sense Earth's magnetic field.