Orientation of Salmon to Magnetic Field (image) Oregon State University Caption This graph shows the ocean range of Chinook salmon and the orientation of the fish to the magnetic force. Fish presented with a northern orientation swam south and vice versa. The experiment was later repeated with steelhead trout and results were similar. Credit Nathan Putman, Oregon State University Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.