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01-02-2007, 16:34
http://img.tfd.com/m/g-y-rss.gifhttp://img.tfd.com/IOD/StarnoseMole23.jpg (http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/star-nosed+mole) New research shows that the star-nosed mole (http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/star-nosed+mole) and the water shrew (http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/American+Water+Shrew) can smell underwater by blowing air bubbles out their nostrils and then sucking them back in. The star-nosed moles were tested in an underwater course that had a trail of fish or earthworm (http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/earthworm) scent. Five moles were able to follow the earthworm smell accurately 75 to 100 percent of the time, and two moles followed the fish smell 85 to 100 percent of the time