The Role of Olfaction in Shark Predation

Tester AL (1963) The Role of Olfaction in Shark Predation. Pacific Science XVII:145–170

In this paper I will present the results of experiments on the olfactory response of captive sharks to extracts of natural foods, to human materials, and to uninjured living fish in the hope of clarifying the role of olfaction in shark feeding activity. The results form part of an investigation of factors affecting the behavior of sharks sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (Contract Nonr 2756(00), Project NR 104503) over the period 1959-61. The work was undertaken at the Eniwetok Marine Biological Laboratory, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, and at the Hawaii Marine Laboratory, Oahu, Hawaii.