Moles, Shrews Can Smell Prey While Underwater, Study Suggests

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 20, 2006   View Article

Get a whiff of this: Two small, semiaquatic mammals can use their sense of smell even when underwater, according to a new study.

The finding stems from high-speed video that shows a star-nosed mole rapidly blowing out bubbles of air and sucking them back in while foraging underwater.

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