A Mammal That Can Smell Underwater The star-nosed mole, a rare, semi-aquatic creature, has astounded scientists by showing off a skill that mammals were long thought not to have: the ability to smell underwater.
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A Mammal That Can Smell Underwater

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A Mammal That Can Smell Underwater

A Mammal That Can Smell Underwater

A Mammal That Can Smell Underwater

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The star-nosed mole, a rare, semi-aquatic creature, has astounded scientists by showing off a skill that mammals were long thought not to have: the ability to smell underwater.

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Kenneth Catania associate professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and a 2006 MacArthur fellow