Jelle Atema featured on BU Today


CAS professor biology and adjunct scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Jelle Atema works with graduate student, Ashley Jennings, to decipher how sharks smell by experimenting on locally caught sharks that live happily in lab pools. Atema and another graduate student, Jayne Gardiner, discovered that sharks turn in the direction of the nostril that first detects a prey’s odor and can therefore smell their prey within seconds no matter how chaotically dispersed the odor plume is.

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