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Just Follow My Nose

In addition to olfactory receptors in a white shark’s nose, the snout also is the site of a clustering of electroreceptors known as Ampullae de Lorenzini. These sensory organs appear as black dots on the shark’s snout and consist of gel-filled pores. These sensory organs provide a sixth sense, which allows the shark detect electromagnetic fields.

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