Dolphins don't know what fish tastes like, scientists say

03/13/2012 | NPR.org

Researchers have discovered that dolphins are most likely "taste blind," and unable to taste the fish they eat. Many carnivores have only a limited sense of taste, but dolphins' habit of swallowing fish whole appears to have left them with a uniquely unperceptive palate. Next on the researchers' to-do list: figuring out whether manatees enjoy the taste of sugar.

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