Dr. Jonathan Cox with the model hammerhead shark
Scale model of the hammerhead shark in a flow tank with red dye indicating the water flow
Jonathan Cox (right) and student Jonathan White (left) lower the model into the flow tank
The researchers use a flow tank with red dye to see how the water flows into the nasal cavity of the shark model
If there’s one thing that most of us know about sharks, besides the fact that they occasionally bite people, it’s that they have a fantastic sense of smell - some sharks can smell a single drop of blood within a million drops of water. How do they do it? That’s what British scientists are trying to find out... and their discoveries could be applied to human technology.
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