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 Shark fetuses detect predators’ electric fields 



Highly sensitive receptors known as the ampullae of Lorenzini help sharks detect muscle contractions of both prey and predators.
Highly sensitive receptors known as the ampullae of Lorenzini help sharks detect muscle contractions of both prey and predators.
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    They go still when they detect these electric fields and thus (hopefully) avoid being eaten. More than I did when I was...
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