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Magnetic Alignment in Carps: Evidence from the Czech Christmas Fish Market

  • Vlastimil Hart,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Tomáš Kušta,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Pavel Němec,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Veronika Bláhová,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Miloš Ježek,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Petra Nováková,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Sabine Begall,

    Affiliation: Department of General Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Jaroslav Červený,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Vladimír Hanzal,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Erich Pascal Malkemper,

    Affiliation: Department of General Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Kamil Štípek,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic

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  • Christiane Vole,

    Affiliation: Department of General Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Hynek Burda mail

    hynek.burda@uni-due.de

    Affiliations: Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic, Department of General Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Published: December 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051100

About the Authors

Vlastimil Hart, Tomáš Kušta, Miloš Ježek, Petra Nováková, Jaroslav Červený, Vladimír Hanzal, Kamil Štípek, Hynek Burda
Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic
Pavel Němec, Veronika Bláhová
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Praha, Czech Republic
Sabine Begall, Erich Pascal Malkemper, Christiane Vole, Hynek Burda
Department of General Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: hynek.burda@uni-due.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: V. Hart TK P. Nemec P. Novakova MJ HB. Performed the experiments: V. Hart TK P. Novakova MJ SB JC V. Hanzal EPM KS CV HB. Analyzed the data: P. Nemec VB HB. Wrote the paper: HB PN SB EPM V. Hart.