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Old 04-25-03, 01:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The tongue literally picks up "scent particles" from the environment and transfers them to the Jacobson's organ in the roof of the mouth. No reason this wouldn't work just as well under water as it would in air. Especially since they are always in the water they would be quite able to filter out what was 'normal' and what was a different scent/taste. Its not like they have to worry about getting water up their nose like we do.

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