10 Animals with Extra-ordinary Senses!

A list of 10 animals that have a sixth sense.

Spiders

We all know that human has five normal senses namely; sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. In some documented cases, a number of individual possess a sixth sense – or what experts define as ESP. However, if we will talk about animals, then the list of senses might be much longer. Several animals have additional sensitive abilities that enable them to adapt to their surroundings. Here’s a list of 10 animals that have a sixth sense.

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Do you know what spiders have as their sixth sense? Well, their exoskeletons are well equipped with a mechanoreceptory organ known as slit sensilla.  This small sensory organ allows spiders to detect sudden strains or activities occurring on their exoskeletons. Primarily, the slit sensilla reacts to mechanical stimuli such as acceleration, force, or displacements. In so doing, it enables spiders to gauge the size, weight, and on some cases  – the type of prey captured in their webs.

Sea Turtles

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The animal kingdom has numbers of remarkable feat it can brag about! One such feat is sea turtles preference to lay their eggs on the very beach where they were born. Adult females ability to undertake vast distances to locate their nesting beach make the feat more remarkable! How do they do that?  Sea turtles achieve this act by measuring the Earth’s magnetic field.

Homing Pigeons

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Homing pigeons and many migratory birds are equip with a sense they use for navigation. This sense is called magnetoreception. Homing pigeons accomplish this feat by using the Earth’s magnetic field as a compass to navigate great distances. Also, homing pigeons beaks have iron-containing structures enabling them to understand their geographical position.

Salmon

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37 Responses to “10 Animals with Extra-ordinary Senses!”
  1. AshleyApathy Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 10:45 am

    COOL POST COMMENT MY ARTICLES BACK


  2. GodsGrace Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Very Good Post


  3. Mark Gordon Brown Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 10:52 am

    people think they are superior but these other animals have amazing powers that we will never have without technology.


  4. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Nagulat naman ako dun sa una. So very big eyes :( Great facts here kuya. Thanks.


  5. Starpisces Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

    wow! I was shocked by the first pic, you mean that is spider? Look like a toy! The eyes so big, staring at me.


  6. webseowriters Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Thanks for sharing


  7. Saurav Banerjee Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Extraordinary selection of topic mate. A great post. Please also comment on some of my latest articles.


  8. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Excellent share. Is the first pic a spider; I really couldn’t believe it.


  9. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Amazing animals.


  10. albert1jemi Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    well written


  11. Rhodora Bande Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Enjoyed this one too.


  12. Tulan Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Unusual animals, I enjoyed the article.


  13. giftarist Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Great read, very informative too.


  14. Poetic Enigma Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    This is a very nice read, very informative. Nice photo’s, too.


  15. My World Says...

    On October 13, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Thanks for share.


  16. Simran Kaur Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 12:31 am

    good update


  17. heidiefernandez Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 12:46 am

    wow…. wow… wow… another great share…


  18. LCM Linda Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Informative post. Learn a lot of new things. The spider photo is particularly remarkable. Great share.


  19. drelayaraja Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Wonderful share friend..


  20. joelan19 Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Ah, so Spiderman’s spider-sense IS based on fact. Thanks for this cool article papaleng! :)


  21. Kaye TM Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 8:58 am

    interesting! love the list.


  22. sapphirelaws22 Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Thanks for the info and the beautiful pictures. :-)


  23. CC23 Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    whiw! the photos captured my senses. some were cute, some were scary. grrrr!!!!


  24. Inna Tysoe Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Interesting piece.


  25. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On October 16, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Such and interesting post. I think even humans have a sixth sense. My hubby has the knack of knowing what I have been up to without me telling him, lol. I suppose that is a kind of extra sensory perception. A well researched and beautifully presented post.

    Christine


  26. mishee Says...

    On October 16, 2010 at 4:47 am

    nice article papaleng!


  27. Golchop Says...

    On October 17, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Amazing. How did you know all these?


  28. Rhodora Bande Says...

    On October 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Second visit, papaleng.


  29. jennifer eiffel01 Says...

    On October 18, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I loved this article. I had no idea homing pigeons were so beautiful.


  30. Gilberta Z. Says...

    On October 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    woah…beauitful pictures! great post :)


  31. Raj the Tora Says...

    On October 20, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Excellent article about the extra-ordinary senses. Thanks for throwing light on many things. Great work friend!


  32. BC Doan Says...

    On October 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Great compilation of critters with extra-ordinary senses..Gorgeous pictures too!


  33. Stotinka5 Says...

    On October 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    my favorites are the sea turtels and dolphins


  34. Adelnica Amor R. Izon Says...

    On October 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    A-Muh-ZING!


  35. eddiego65 Says...

    On October 25, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Extraordinary indeed. God is truly awesome in his creations.


  36. crisdiwata Says...

    On November 19, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Natakot ako dun sa mata ng spider. Nobody can question the wonders that God made for us. Lahat ng living and non living things na ginawa nya is unique in each own way.


  37. revivor Says...

    On November 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

    wonderful info – some very clever animals!! (how do they do it?)


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