Sharks smell in stereo

In Read on June 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Researchers at the University of South Florida are reporting the discovery that sharks smell in stereo.  From MSNBC Science:

“A shark notes the precise time the scent of a potential meal reaches each of its two nostrils. If there is a small lag between the two, the shark knows to turn toward the side that caught the first whiff.”

The full paper is available at the Current Biology website (subscription required).


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