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Sharks sense prey in surprising ways during pioneering study


April 3, 2014

nose plugs being placed on a shark How sharks hunt prey--from the first whiff to the final chomp--has been revealed as never before in a new study about shark senses that was supported by the National Science Foundation and published in the April 2, peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. Full Story

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