Taste Reception in the Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus Gilli) and the California Sea Lion (Zalophus Californianus)

  • William A. Friedl
  • Paul E. Nachtigall
  • Patrick W. B. Moore
  • Norman K. W. Chun
  • Jeffrey E. Haun
  • Richard W. Hall
  • James L. Richards
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 196)

Abstract

The literature contains relatively scant information on marine mammals’ abilities to taste. Kuznetsov (1974), Lowell and Flanigan (1980) and Nachtigall (1986) reviewed research on marine mammal taste reception. Kuznetsov (1978) reports that Black Sea bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) can distinguish acidic (sour), bitter, and salty substances but the Tursiops were “sensitive only to bitter stimuli” (Kuznetsov, 1974, p. 177). Kuznetsov’s work is discussed in Nachtigall’s 1986 review.

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Test Solution Marine Mammal Bottlenose Dolphin Correct Detection Quinine Sulfate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Friedl
    • 1
  • Paul E. Nachtigall
    • 1
  • Patrick W. B. Moore
    • 1
  • Norman K. W. Chun
    • 1
  • Jeffrey E. Haun
    • 1
  • Richard W. Hall
    • 2
  • James L. Richards
    • 2
  1. 1.Naval Ocean Systems CenterKailuaUSA
  2. 2.Naval Ocean Systems CenterSan DiegoUSA

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