Penguins may use their sense of smell to locate food in the ocean.
By Michael Price, 00:00 AM January 23, 2007
The smell of rotten eggs probably makes you cringe. But, for penguins, this smell might mean there's a meal nearby.
New research shows that penguins are attracted to this rotten-egg smell and probably use it when foraging for food in the ocean. The study is one of the first to show that penguins have a functioning sense of smell.
An African penguin. Although penguins can be smelly, they aren't known for a keen sense of smell. New research suggests that they might be able to detect certain odor...
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